What is That Elusive Something Known as “Executive Presence?”

Executive presence requires gravitas, appearance and communications

Executive Presence?

As former United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said when he couldn’t find words to describe obscenity in a film, “I know it when I see it.”

That’s how you feel when you’re in the presence of someone with “executive presence.” You can’t describe it; you just know it when you see it.

What is Executive Presence?

Author Sylvia Ann Hewlett in her book Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success has “cracked the code,” as she calls it. …Read more…

Does Your Presentation Support Your Organization’s Brand?

Does Your Brand Stand Out?Whenever you make a presentation you’re representing your organization, not just yourself. At that moment you are the face of the organization. But are you well versed in the organization’s brand promise?

Or are you only focused on the messages you want to communicate about your area of expertise? …Read more…

Managing Your Boss’ Impossible Expectations

It’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep when your boss, or client, is sending you emails at midnight and expecting an immediate response.Man asking to stop stay away from him

That may be a drastic example but it’s a situation that many executives confront every day. Can you say “No”?

Setting Boundaries

More than ever, you may be feeling that “enough is enough.” You want to carve out personal time for yourself. But you’re afraid to upset your boss or lose a client, so you go along to get along. …Read more…

So You Think You Are Going to Faint

Being a little nervous before a presentation, or media interview, is only natural. However, it’s not natural if you panic and your heart starts racing, you break out in a sweat and want to throw up.

If that describes you, then you need to work at reigning in your stage fright. Preparation and practice are essential. …Read more…