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All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence by Suzanne Bates

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CHAPTER 9

Executive Presence for Senior Leaders

The View at (and of) the Top

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

—JOHN F. KENNEDY

It’s been our observation that great leaders make a commitment to learning and becoming the best they can be throughout their careers. Qualities such as Vision, Confidence, Practical Wisdom, Humility, Resonance, Composure, and others are essential as you rise to the top. The Bates EP Model was designed specifically with the demands of executive leadership in mind. In senior leadership, you must understand how to energize, align, inspire, and move people to act.

In a very large organization, a senior leader will never meet all the people who come to work there every day. Even in much smaller organizations, ...

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