It is time to monitor your apologies. When you automatically say, “I’m sorry,” to situations even those outside your control you may portray yourself as a caring person but you are also reducing the impact of future apologies and eroding your Executive Presence. As one of my coachees remarked “I have heard ‘I’m sorry’ so often […]

As the majority of executives spend at least 80% of their working day listening and/or speaking Executive Presence reflects an individual’s ability to communicate – to influence, engage and inspire others to act. Effective communication requires both a common understanding of a course of action and a trusting relationship. What is said, when it is […]

Have you ever been asked any of these questions? What you are famous for? What are your best qualities and how do they relate to your role? How would your co-workers describe you? These questions are open-ended and designed to make you think about yourself from another person’s perspective of your ability to work as part […]

Executive Presence refers to a set of criteria which amount to nuanced leadership. Your stakeholders judge you on your character and the overall quality of your results. In this context effectiveness equates to your ability to communicate your sense of purpose and authentically connect with others on both a day to day basis and in […]

Executive Presence whether in person or ‘virtual’ is designed to influence, engage, and inspire others to act* and is judged and assessed on the basis of others experience your leadership style.  Akin to a brand, your Executive Presence is in the eyes and hands of the beholder.  Following the guiding principles below may help but […]

When it comes to Executive Presence and your personal brand, perception is reality. Your reputation is based on what people say about you when you are not in the room. To a degree you can influence others perception of your personal brand by looking the part – by portraying a professional image.