Summary of Executive Presence
Copyright © 2014 by Sylvia Ann Hewlett. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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In the words of one Wall Street CEO, “I can’t describe it, but I sure know it when I see it.” Most people intuitively recognize “executive presence” (EP). It’s a rare combination of vision, charisma, drive and intelligence that marks great leaders. Workplace expert Sylvia Ann Hewlett breaks EP into its three parts – “gravitas, communication and appearance” – and reveals the secrets to attaining all three. Hewlett’s guide is chock-full of examples set by impressive leaders, and she outlines blunders to avoid and strategies to get ahead. getAbstract recommends her insights and tactics to anyone aspiring to or currently holding a leadership position.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the components of “executive presence” (EP) are,
- Why EP is essential to great leadership and
- How you can acquire the EP you need for success.
About the Author
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an expert in gender and workplace issues, founded the Center for Talent Innovation think tank and wrote Off Ramps and On Ramps and Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets.
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4 years agoGood information, succint.
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