You hear a lot these days about executive presence and how it important it is for career and job advancement. Well, what exactly is “executive presence?” At Garfinkle Executive Coaching we believe executive presence is born through a combination of business leadership training and executive leader development.
To become a leader -- or to move to higher levels of leadership in the organization -- you need to know how to advance, what is needed at that next level and how to act that part. The higher you go the more executive presence is required for success.
Personal leadership coaches teach us that communicating your worth to others is one of the most effective and important ways to advance your career and demonstrate executive presence. It is also one of the most difficult for many business professionals to master. We may not feel comfortable blowing our own horn, especially with people at higher levels in the company. So we hold back. In the process, we may be holding back our career progression. Career and job advancement requires us to serve as our own advocates.
Executive presence is for anyone who aspires to become an executive – whether a young professional just beginning a career - or a more experienced worker who wishes to make a stronger contribution to his or her organization (which may or may not entail rising in the ranks). The “pre-executives” represent some of the most promising and talented in the company. They are the future of the organization.
Executive presence can also help you succeed in a new job. The first 18 months are critical and it’s not unusual to stumble. In fact, statistics reveal about 35% to 45% of leaders fail during this time frame. Most supervisors want immediate results and don’t have the patience to see people grow and mature in their new roles. Having a strong executive presence before starting a new position will help you create immediate impact, a positive perception and lasting success.
Having an executive presence helps you create a successful career, move upward and reach your full leadership potential. You won’t become sidetracked by these common distractions:
A study by Towers Perrin of more than 86,000 employees found that only 14% were fully engaged in their jobs. When you build and focus on your executive presence you will be more engaged in your work. You will feel like you are making an impact in the company and that you are working on value-oriented projects. Engaged employees also results in lower turnover.
By learning the proven and effective techniques outlined in Joel Garfinkle’s Executive Presence book and coaching process, you will learn how to always be on the lookout for opportunities to create impact and influence. You will prove you are excelling at your job, position yourself for political advantage and build relationships with executives in positions of power.
Working with the personal leadership coaches at Garfinkle Executive Coaching on business leadership training and executive leader development will enable you to identify and increase your executive presence. Then, as you cultivate this valuable asset, you will be able to:
Personal leadership coaches facilitate career and job advancement by combining business leadership training and executive leader development. Contact Joel Garfinkle to start growing your executive presence today.