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 impression, indicates you ways to spot and include the administrative Presence (EP) it's worthwhile to succeed.
You may have the event and skills of a pacesetter, yet with no government presence, you will not strengthen. EP is an amalgam of traits that real leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you are dependable or need to be. Articulating these features is not effortless, however.
Based on a national survey of school graduates operating throughout a number sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the heart for expertise Innovation came upon that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mixture of visual appeal, communique, and gravitas. whereas those components are usually not equivalent, to have real EP, you need to know the way to exploit them all on your advantage.
Filled with eye-opening insights, research, and sensible recommendation for either women and men, combined with illustrative examples from executives studying to exploit the EP, Executive Presence might help you're making the bounce from operating like an government to feeling like an executive.
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Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett