What is Executive Presence?

Caroline  -  Jun 10, 2015  -  , ,  -  No Comments

9 Elements of Executive PresenceAn effective leader has a certain way about her – a way of speaking, a way of carrying herself, a way of making it clear that she’s capable and in charge.

Executive Presence is a term that’s used to describe this demeanor – to define a certain set of characteristics that dynamic leaders often possess. Some attributes are obvious and some aren’t quite so apparent but weave their way through a leaders’ overall manner.

Thoughtful consideration of your own leadership attributes can help you develop the elements that make up executive presence.

Consider whether or not you demonstrate:

Candor: To exhibit honesty, through the willingness and skill to constructively “tell it like it is. “

Clarity: The ability to communicate in an intuitively clear and compelling way.

Poise: The look of sophistication, conveying a background of confidence, education, and experience.

Openness: The prejudging and being willing to consider another person’s point of view.

Passion: The expression of commitment, motivation, and drive that shows people you really believe in what you do.

Self-confidence: The air of assurance that shows others you have the required strength and resolve needed to accomplish the goals at hand.

Sincerity:
The conviction of believing in and meaning what you say.

Thoughtfulness: Thinking through something before responding.

Warmth: Demonstrating that you’re accessible to others and interested in them.

In which areas are you strong? Which areas could use a little work? Practicing these elements in all areas of your life can help you develop a stronger presence and more success as a leader.

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