Executive presence is built on a foundation of core values and your ability to express your most worthy intentions in everything you do.
All the work you can do on your communication skills and appearances won’t make you a great leader.
As author Kristi Hedges writes:
“Executive presence begins in your head. It resides in how you think about yourself, your abilities, your environment, and your potential.” ~ Kristi Hedges, The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others, Amacom, 2012
Executive presence has nothing to do with becoming someone you’re not. It’s about being more of who you already are. Intentions drive and create your executive presence. All the polish and coaching in the world won’t make up for your thought patterns, your habits, your assumptions and your actions. Read More