#Boardroom101: Cultivating your “Executive Presence”

#Boardroom101: Cultivating your “Executive Presence”

You’ve missed out on a promotion, even though you were told you’re technically competent and good at what you do, and yet you didn't make the cut. This week Hixonia Nyasulu talks about Executive Presence.

Hixonia Nyasulu

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You ask for feedback and are told you lack “Executive Presence”, but no-one tells you what that is, and how you can cultivate it. Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett describes Executive Presence as “the missing link between merit and success”. 

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It’s a combination of verbal and non-verbal signals that a person needs to send to the leadership of the organisation, and encompasses things such as your handshake, eye contact, gait, speech, empathy, posture, and so on.

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