VIP When you speak, do people listen??

Have you noticed there is just something different about certain people?

When they walk into the room, people notice. When they speak, people listen.

“It is executive presence — and no man or woman attains a top job, lands an extraordinary deal, or develops a significant following without this heady combination of confidence, poise, and authenticity that convinces the rest of us we’re in the presence of someone who’s the real deal. It’s an amalgam of qualities that telegraphs that you are in charge or deserve to be.” ― Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author.

Chances are if you feel ignored or not appreciated, others don’t recognize executive presence in you … and that can make your job as a leader very difficult.

How would you answer the following questions:

  • Do you carry yourself as an executive?
  • Do other executives view and treat you as an executive?
  • Do your peers in the organization consider you an executive?
  • Does your staff look up to you as an executive?
  • Are you positioning yourself in a conscious and deliberate attempt to manage how you are perceived, or are you just going about your job without much of a thought as to others see you?
  • And, importantly, when you look in the mirror, do you see an executive looking back at you?

If you were completely honest with yourself and don’t like the answers you got, do you want to improve your executive presence?

If you feel like you already have executive presence, would you like more?

If you answered YES to either of those questions, here is a free resource you may want to consider downloading.

The latest Briefing Paper: “Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) and Executive Presence – This Job Really is Quite Complicated” is now available for download at:

Let me know what you find most helpful.

Have a great rest of your week.

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