Category Archives: Leadership Skills

Leading with Executive Presence: What can we learn from the Soldier and the Saint?

When I think of Executive Presence, I think of two very different people I’ve had the privilege to meet. Both exemplify the ideals of what’s become known as “Servant Leadership,” that notion of leading from a place of humility with … Continue reading

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Executive Presence Expands Opportunities

Jim Sterling, Exec-Comm Partner, answers the question “Who in your life embodies executive presence?” Hear his response. 

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Three Steps To Developing An Innovative Instinct — And The Questions To Ask Yourself To Get There

Innovation requires an openness to trying something new. But what if you grow up in a world where you are educated to get the best exam score rather than to think broadly about a problem and debate possible solutions? And … Continue reading

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3 Key Attributes for Executive Presence

Consultant, Robert Chen shares three key attributes of someone with executive presence. First, be comfortable in your own skin and know your strengths and weaknesses. Second, be concise. Third, be emotionally intelligent and focus on others.

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A Tale of Two Trips – Communication Can Be the Difference

My family and I took a marvelous seven-day cruise recently, from New York to Florida and the Bahamas. A week later, out of curiosity, I was following the progress of our same ship with the same itinerary. Different weather. On … Continue reading

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Master First Impressions Through Your Physical Manner

In “The Power of Pretty”. Exec-Comm consultant Rachel Lamb discusses how appearance leads people to judge us as professionals. But appearance goes beyond what we look like and what we’re wearing – our physical manner is just as important. According to … Continue reading

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Podcast: How to Be Listener Directed

Jay Sullivan, author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, spoke with Bill Ringle from My Quest for the Best about what it means to be an effective communicator. Jay and Bill addressed diffusing tense situations, communicating in a … Continue reading

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Storytelling Builds Relationships

In business, it’s important to build relationships beyond the next deal or project. Professionals with strong executive presence connect on a deeper level and build trust through storytelling. Consultant, Tony Capone shares how easily stories can help you relate to … Continue reading

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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Being a Jerk At Work (and Beyond)

This post is mostly just for men. We have all stuck our foot in our mouth at some point, saying the wrong thing, or saying the right thing with the wrong tone or at the wrong time. We may mean … Continue reading

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Your Words Matter

“A $3,000 suit means nothing if your words have no value.” Consultant, Gisele Simmons shares that there is more to executive presence than just looking the part. She has coached entry-level professionals up through the c-suite to create messages that … Continue reading

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