Executive presence requires being present. Being present means being aware of what’s happening, in the here and now, the present moment. Being present is rarely mentioned when people discuss executive presence. Executive presence is defined as projecting confidence, speaking with a sense of assuredness, being poised, (especially under pressure) and decisive. People with executive presence are also seen as having the ability to read the room and respond appropriately to situations as they arise. This is where being present plays a critical role…. Read More»
People sense your level of engagement. They read you like a book, carefully interpreting every facial expression. They read your lines, and in between the lines. People react to what you say and the way you say it. They hear and interpret the subtlest undertones in your voice. They know how engaged you are, as a leader, employee number one, head of the pack.
You are the CEO, chief engagement officer. How engaged are you? What’s your level of your emotional commitment to the organization and its goals? How much discretionary effort do you apply?… Read More»
Editorial Note: Everyday, we are inundated by news, media, blogs etc., seeking leadership characteristics our world seems desperate to find in business. Top CEOs and execs are scrutinized by fellow members of the C-suite, colleagues, employees, and the general public as they courageously take the spotlight. But if we could sift out all the ingredients […] Read more… Read More»
Where Are the Women Going? Most don’t exit the workforce. Many choose entrepreneurship. You’re probably familiar with the phenomenal growth in the number of women owned U.S. business, so I won’t belabor the point. If not, you can read more here. Large, successful, well-run companies such as American Express, Deloitte, and Ernst and Young, which […] Read more… Read More»