We’d all like to believe that if we work hard and do the right things, we’ll be noticed and success will follow. Yet the statistics paint a very different picture. What exactly is presence and impact, and why is it important? Simply put, having presence is all about whether others perceive you as having what it takes to succeed as a leader.
Presence is difficult to define. Experts agree that it is a combination of personal traits and outward behaviours that create an image of competence and trustworthiness. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Executive Presence, defines presence as how one acts (gravitas), speaks (communication) and looks (appearance). So, the question is ’how could you crack the code for unlocking leadership presence?’
”According to a new study by the Center for Talent Innovation, being perceived as leadership material is essential to being promoted into leadership positions. In fact, the 268 senior executives surveyed said ’executive presence’ counts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted.”
(Quoted in Forbes Oct 29, 2012)
The goal of this session is to provide the business case and context that underscores the importance of executive presence. We also provide you with a framework to understand the three core components of executive presence, and an opportunity to receive feedback and grow your current level of leadership presence and impact.
Organisational success relies on leaders communicating in a manner that garners the confidence of others.
So, how can your organisation:
During this ½ day workshop we’ll enable you to understand more about your own self-confidence, and how
you can respond to the pressures of the modern workplace by being appropriately assertive.
Developing presence and impact provides measureable outcomes for you and your organisation, including:
Having Presence and Impact is one of a few critical success factor for mid to senior level leaders. For many, possessing what is often referred to as executive presence, helps to engender competence and trustworthiness in the eyes of others. This in turn, increases their chances of being regarded as an influential player within their organisation. Indeed, recent research quoted in Forbes Magazine shows that senior executives rate ‘executive presence’ very highly – They believe it accounts for up to 26% of what it takes to get promoted.