Join John Ullmen for an in-depth discussion in this video Standing out from the crowd, part of Developing Executive Presence.
- I've seen this born out in many talent reviews, where organizations select who is ready for the next level of leadership. Having done well previously, isn't the difference maker, it's the minimum to get you into the conversation. The decision-makers are looking ahead, not behind. They're asking this: Who has the professional demeanor and presence to handle what they haven't handled yet? The next level of pressure, stress and uncertainty. Here's the good news, executive presence is not a personality trait, it's not a genetic predisposition, people aren't born with it.
But it is something you can develop if you know where to focus your efforts. It takes work, but it's inspiring work. Let's look at Marie Curie's example. As an early, 20th century female scientist, she knew a lot about standing out from the crowd despite doubts and resistance. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the only person to win in two different sciences: physics and chemistry. She said this: "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? "We must have perseverance and above all "confidence in ourselves. We must believe "that we are gifted for something "and this thing must be attained." Where does this come from? That ability to project self assurance, self possession, self confidence, to say what needs to be said, how it needs to be said, when it needs to be said, regardless of stress and challenge.
That's what we cover in this program. Let me share something else Marie Curie said that connects to our purpose too. She said, "Nothing in life is to be feared. "It is only to be understood. Now is the "time to understand more." That's a great theme for us to begin our work together. Let's understand more, so you can do more, to have much more of the impact you want. Let's get started.
- "Myth" vs. "must": What you don't need vs. must have
- How to think about yourself, others, and getting things done
- Being emotionally proactive
- The action patterns of executive presence leaders
- And many more…