Before going to work on the three key factors that strengthen executive presence, something else is needed first: A strong, personal passion to drive positive change. The passion and change can be very different from one leader to the next, but they must be present, and they must be genuine.
- The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. … That's true about the four factors … that drive executive presence. … When they all work well, they all work together, … but to understand them better, to use them better, … to zero in on where you can make … your most valuable improvements, … we need to split them up and look at each factor one by one, … but before we do and to remind ourselves … how strength of presence multiplies … when all four factors align, … let's tie together what we've covered so far … by adding a few more insights to our first example. … Nelson Mandela loses the first presidential debate … to F. W. de Klerk, … and at that moment of significant … potential public embarrassment, … frustration, and loss of confidence, … he immediately turns it around … by reaching out to de Klerk … and saying for the whole country … and the whole world to hear, … "Thank you for being a true son of Africa." … First factor: the foundation, passion. … It was Mandela's passion for positive change …
- Inner and outer factors for executive presence
- How to think about yourself and others
- Being emotionally proactive
- Getting things done
- Action patterns of leaders with executive presence