Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Executive Presence

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Are you “leadership material?” More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed.
You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're in charge or deserve to be. Articulating those qualities isn't easy, however.
Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage.
Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the EP, Executive Presence will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive.
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    Anthony Korolevshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot

    Nice book on the matter of importance of clear understanding how people perceive bosses. How should you look, talk, behave to fit expectations as a leadership potential.

    Author gives great emphasis on the problems of women and minorities on the way up the corporate ladder.

    Good reading to broaden knowledge and deepen understanding.


    Anthony Korolevhas quoted3 years ago
    How do you argue a point without seeming angry or ‘not a team player’?
    Anthony Korolevhas quoted3 years ago
    There’s often no burden on the group to make you feel a part of it; the burden is on you to show you belong. It is unfair but is the reality
    Anthony Korolevhas quoted3 years ago
    People come to me because they don’t want the sugarcoated message that’s out there,” she explains. “Nine times out of ten, they will say, ‘I came to you because I want to hear what is really going on.’ ” Looking back she still bristles at having been singled out for a criticism that would not have been levied on her male colleagues for exhibiting the same behaviors. “A man is viewed as a strong personality if he is arguing a point, whereas a woman arguing the same point is viewed as a bitch and heartily disliked,” she observes

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