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Developing Executive Presence: Using Stories to Create Substance

In our recent posts, we have discussed ways of developing executive presence, the key to great leadership and the three pillars which it is built on. In this post, we will discuss the second pillar of executive presence – Substance. Substance is the what of your communication. It’s what you are choosing to say to … Continued

Executive Presence – The Key to Great Leadership

What is executive presence and why is it so important? Executive presence though hard to define is considered to be a collection of characteristic traits possessed by successful leaders. Being a stand out leader requires more than just knowing how to do your job – it takes extra charisma, energy, gravitas & presence. Is executive … Continued

Executive Presence: Speaking With Conviction

A simple step to speaking with conviction is the elimination of low status words and phrases. Kind of Sort of Just (as in “I just want to suggest”)   To be clear, in everyday casual communication, there is nothing wrong with any of these words. But when you want to speak with conviction, the words … Continued

Executive Presence – at least do the basics well…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/11/16/the-10-worst-communication-mistakes-for-your-career/ I was reading on Forbes’ website the other day, that one of the worst mistakes you can make in terms of damaging one’s own executive presence, is racially biased language. You’d hope that’d be obvious. But I’ve been in meetings and presentations and lectures where these things are said, and they’re very hard to … Continued

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