Executive presence is important
It is 26% of what it takes to be promoted
Executive presence forms the single largest parameter after technical skills to be promoted
People with higher executive presence
Command larger business
81% of executives are not sure
Of how may they build it for themselves systemically.
Women struggle more with it
Women needed to build their executive presence more than men and this was among the stumbling blocks in their career
What is executive presence?
Executive presence is the gap between success and merit. It plays a vital role in making a leader successful.
Executive presence has three core competencies associated with it.
The first is gravitas. Gravitas is the weight of character. It is an ability to exude courage and confidence even in the face of adversity. Gravitas has eight drivers to it
Executive Messaging forms the second key competence in building executive presence. Crafting a message, designing conversation, choice of vocabulary, tone, body language and an ability to use silence effectively form a crucial element of executive presence. Leaders consciously build and sharpen their messaging skills to not just convey the message but also its impact and influence
Appearance or the way you look forms the third essential component of executive presence. Building a non distracting, self assuring polished appearance of self is as crucial in building a personal brand as technical skills
A coach can help
build executive presence
By first identifying gap, creating a sharp goal and driving action
Following a time bound, goal focussed approach that is tailored to meet the executives specific needs, a leader can create a larger impact on the organization