Demystifying Executive Presence

Demystifying Executive Presence

Executive presence - is it a skill or a trait people are born with? It’s a term that’s often perceived as something magical, or mystical that many people struggle to understand. What is it, why is it important, and how can I get it?

In this episode, Monica shares the research on executive presence, what exactly is executive presence, and why it’s important in accelerating your success.

Highlights:

[01:28] Executive presence – skill or trait?
[02:53] Why is executive presence important?
[03:36] What does the research show
[06:26] What is executive presence?
[11:58] Executive presence starts from the inside

Quotes:

“Executive presence is a skill. It's not a trait. That means it's something that you can cultivate, it's something that you can develop.” – Monica Marquez

“According to Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s research, executive presence accounted for 26% of what it takes to get promoted to leadership positions.” – Monica Marquez

“The secret to great executive presence lies in finding the sweet spot between being that compassionate, authentic leader, but still making tough decisions, and being able to decide and help people move forward and making those hard choices and owning it with confidence and integrity.” – Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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