By Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Are you “leadership material?” extra importantly, do others understand you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a famous professional on office strength and impact, exhibits you the way to spot and include the administrative Presence (EP) it's essential to succeed.
You could have the adventure and skills of a pacesetter, yet with no government presence, you will not develop. EP is an amalgam of features that actual leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you are accountable or need to be. Articulating these characteristics isn't really effortless, however.
Based on a national survey of school graduates operating throughout more than a few sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the guts for expertise Innovation came upon that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mixture of visual appeal, conversation, and gravitas. whereas those components are usually not equivalent, to have precise EP, you want to know the way to take advantage of them all on your advantage.
Filled with eye-opening insights, research, and useful suggestion for either women and men, combined with illustrative examples from executives studying to exploit the EP, Executive Presence may help you're making the bounce from operating like an government to feeling like an executive.
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EP: Three universal dimensions Projecting intellectual horsepower underpins gravitas, but there’s more to this attribute than being the smartest gal or guy in the room. It’s about signaling that you have not only depth and heft but also the confidence and credibility to get your point across and create buy-in when the going gets rough—when your enterprise or venture is under extreme pressure. In fact, projecting confidence and “grace under fire” was the number-one pick of senior executives asked to identify what constitutes EP.
Gravitas is the core characteristic. Some 67 percent of the 268 senior executives we surveyed said that gravitas is what really matters. Signaling that “you know your stuff cold,” that you can go “six questions deep” in your domains of knowledge, is more salient than either communication (which got 28 percent of the senior executive vote) or appearance (which got a mere 5 percent). Figure 1. EP: Three universal dimensions Projecting intellectual horsepower underpins gravitas, but there’s more to this attribute than being the smartest gal or guy in the room.
Understanding EP and cracking its code will do wonders for your ability to achieve success and do what you want with your life. 1 WHAT IS EXECUTIVE PRESENCE? President Obama has it. So does Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. It’s embodied by people as varied as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, celebrated Burmese parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi, and actress Angelina Jolie, especially since she made public her courageous decision to tackle her heritage of breast cancer.
Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett