Executive Presence

Leadership, Growth, Career

Understanding Executive Presence and making it work for you. Increase your leadership and career potential through targeted training and expert consulting. 


Andrew is known for his patient, logical approach, and for finishing what he starts. His colleagues praise his Sincerity, Thoughtfulness, and Warmth. These are the traits that make him a great team player, keeping everyone on-board and working productively together. Not surprisingly, he has seen success in his career, which he characterizes as slow but steady progress up the corporate ladder. He’s now a Senior Director, and has been for the last eight years. Although not overtly ambitious, Andrew has hopes of moving into the executive suite and has always thought he was on a path to do that. But now, in his late forties, he feels he’s nearing a make-or-break point and thinks he might have somehow gotten stuck.


From past performance reviews Andrew can see the persistent advice about showing a little more Passion and Self-Confidence. He knows that he needs to be more decisive in getting his ideas on the table and pushing them a little harder. He’s now starting to believe there might be more to this than he originally thought. Reflecting on it, he sees he hasn’t made much real progress, despite his best intentions. The potential for conflict when the moment arises (Self-confidence) always seems to hold him back (Candor). Could this be the tip of an iceberg that’s a much bigger problem than he’s been willing to admit?

Andrew is great at pushing projects to completion while driving happy and effective teams. But like many leaders with Andrew’s personal style, asserting himself, promoting his ideas, and managing conflict are real and uncomfortable challenges. It's no surprise then that working on the personal dimensions, the ones "about him," will bring him the greatest return on his efforts to improve his leadership presence.

To learn more about Andrew's journey to executive presence, attend a program or get the book, Understanding Executive Presence