Category Archives: Executive Presence

Boost Valuable Leadership Brand During Performance Reviews
09 Jan 2018

Boost Valuable Leadership Brand During Performance Reviews

As many organizations begin closing out the fiscal year, leaders will be asked to write a performance recap. This is a great opportunity for you to proactively showcase your accomplishments and elevate your leadership brand. Boast about your team, and how it contributed to the organization. Engage in a meaningful dialogue with your boss about […]

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Do You Exude a Confident Executive Presence?
28 Nov 2017

Do You Exude a Confident Executive Presence?

Today, as organizations build talent for the future via the organizational talent pipeline, they need to ensure the development of executive presence. Why? Because as people move into higher-level positions as senior execs, they become the face of your organization. They shape your corporate DNA. They are also under extreme pressure like they’ve never before […]

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Exert Visionary Communication Leadership
22 Aug 2017

Exert Visionary Communication Leadership

It’s not the deck of dozens of catchy PowerPoint slides that makes you more qualified than the next person…it’s your original thought leadership. Whether it’s to an audience of one or one thousand people, you are expected to consistently engage and inspire, while you predictably persuade people to say “yes.” That’s when you know your […]

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Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence
14 Mar 2017

Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence

All leaders want to improve their executive presence skills…and that is what their companies want, too. From my experience, speaking almost daily to senior decision makers, I know that boosting your executive presence can completely overhaul your career…and open doors for you all the way to the top. Executive presence, when it is genuine, makes […]

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Leadership Presence Keys to Supercharge Your Career
23 Feb 2017

Leadership Presence Keys to Supercharge Your Career

I have spent my entire career coaching, consulting, and speaking in order to enhance the value of leaders through intentional cultivation of their executive presence. Even before “EP” became a buzzword, I had helped hundreds of leaders leverage it for greater success. But many consultants focus only one or two elements of executive presence, which […]

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Are You Ready To Toot Your Leadership Horn?
23 Aug 2016

Are You Ready To Toot Your Leadership Horn?

Most people I’m hired to coach are humble enough that they don’t focus on their own accomplishments, and I respect that. But as a leader it is important to support those you lead in their careers with pride and enthusiasm. The fringe benefit, of course, is that you get credit for their achievements, so embrace […]

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Develop & Exude Top Leadership Presence Qualities
28 Jun 2016

Develop & Exude Top Leadership Presence Qualities

Everyone knows that if you want to get to the top in today’s business world, you need genuine and consistent executive presence. But how do you define and develop it? I sometimes use the acronym PRESENCE to help convey 8 of the core traits of executive presence. Here’s a description of each of those key […]

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Powerfully Communicate to Engage, Influence, & Persuade
26 Apr 2016

Powerfully Communicate to Engage, Influence, & Persuade

One of the most pervasive obstacles to superior communication success that I have observed is that many people hear the word “persuade” or “sell” and they think that it is a manipulative behavior. Don’t let doubts undermine your communication power, and remember that persuasion is not manipulation. If you believe that you are promoting and […]

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20 Jan 2016

High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

Today’s leaders are hired not just to manage people but to coach them and develop their potential. If you can’t do that you probably won’t be promoted. Here’s a case in point: Forward-thinking companies like General Electric and Microsoft are moving away from annual performance reviews. For one thing, they’ve figured out that for feedback […]

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13 Oct 2015

Is Your Career Starved for Feedback?

    Feedback is critical to career success, and if you are not getting the kind of insightful and helpful input or critiques that you need, you may be slowly starving your development. Before you know it your value can wither away as more informed competitors take the right steps to move themselves forward while […]

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