X-factor that companies look for in their senior executives
“Executive presence is about your ability to inspire confidence — inspiring confidence in your subordinates that you’re the leader they want to follow, inspiring confidence among peers that you’re capable and reliable and, most importantly, inspiring confidence among senior leaders that you have the potential for great achievements.”
executive presence is what they want their leadership team to have and cultivate so that goes top down to the teams.
What are the three pillars of executive presence?
Does your word hold value in your workplace or among peers? Would people think twice before cross questioning your statements or second guessing your decisions?
congratulations! You have gravitas.
2: Communication skills
You need to be able to convince your peers and seniors that your plan will work and is the best possible way forward.
Your team should be inspired by your confidence as you boost their morale and give them achievable goals.
Appearance is how you present yourself at the workplace.
The trick is to know what to wear when and how to carry whatever you wear like it was the designated dress code for the day!
What are the “don’ts” of executive presence?
Everyone knows the theory; your personal opinion counts more than theories
How to develop executive presence?
Interestingly, Forbes describes executive presence as a ‘skill’ and not a ‘trait’.
it is a skill that can be learned and has to be cultivated to become your second nature.
1: Articulate your vision and ideas clearly
2: Use time as a weapon
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