What is Executive Presence?

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It seems “executive presence” is the new thing to have, but most people I ask in my professional practice give me wide and varying definitions. No one seems to be real clear about what it is – so what is it, exactly? Presence: Often referred to as “bearing,” presence incorporates a range of verbal and nonverbal […]

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Executive Presence: An Overlooked Success Factor

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Whether you call it charisma, confidence or compelling leadership, executive presence is in the spotlight. So what is it anyway? I am talking about more than making a great first impression. Presence is multifaceted, builds over time, and is reflected in everything you say, feel and do. It is grounded in who we are and […]

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4 Steps to Facing Reality: Your Aha! Moment

It’s tough to face reality. We don’t always like it, so we often distort it. We delude ourselves by finding ways to see ourselves as heroes. When you’re mired in a difficult situation, ask yourself whether you want to be “right” or open to finding a breakthrough solution. Instead of being defensive and asserting your […]

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Bouncing Back: What Can You Change?

When I coach individuals in the coaching work I do about bouncing back and building resiliency from change or loss I remind people to focus on the things they can change instead of rehashing the stories that happened to them. People naturally know this, but forget to do.  We are conditioned to tell the terrible […]

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Choosing Your Own Reality

Reality can suck, especially on TV. Contestants are regularly voted off the island, fired from apprentice jobs and judged to be lacking in any discernible talent. In “real life,” serious disappointments are likewise bitter pills to swallow. Many of us have endured significant economic hardships — from downsizing and outright business failures to mortgage crises […]

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Have We Forgotten about Honesty in the Business Place?

Has honesty become a thing of the past?  Many of us are asking this very question as hear about or see the many ways in which others (maybe even ourselves) are being wronged. Some people are constantly looking for alternative ways to get over on others and the business world is no exception. We need […]

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Hitting the Mark with Your Public Relations Strategy

Managers, there’s some good news on the public relations front. The right public relations planning really CAN alter individual perception and lead to changed behaviors among your key outside audiences. Therefore, try to remember that your PR effort must demand more than special events, news releases and talk show tactics if you’re to receive the […]

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Employing a Checks and Balances System in Your Hiring Process

Whether you’re hiring a CEO, an employee, or a subcontractor, you always take a risk.  Unfortunately, there are times when people will go to great lengths to misrepresent themselves and thus create the need for background check resources and references. In attempt to avoid the deception trap the next time you interview a potential candidate, […]

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Applying Ethics & Leadership to Business Development

One of the most compelling definitions of a leader is an individual whose mere presence inspires the desire to follow. Leaders have learned how to set strategic and operational objectives in putting together plans, how to be visionaries and see opportunities for their organizations that other individuals may miss, and in the role of Business […]

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How to Write a Winning Business Plan

Writing a business plan can be a lot of hard work or it can be great fun; you have to choose which stance you’ll take. An effective plan can help your company to greatness while a poor one can put you out of business. Not having a plan is like asking to fail before you […]

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