Presence as Perception

Even though professionals are extolled to exhibit an executive presence, when you push for what that means you’ll find a variety of answers. Maybe you’ve had that experience yourself trying to get to the bottom of your own feedback. So while there’s buzz, there’s also confusion.

Earlier in this book, I posited several reasons why I believe there’s such an emphasis on presence. Perhaps it’s due to the evolving structure of decentralized companies or a sign of generational shifts in leadership. Whatever the cause, the effect is certain. People are being asked to strengthen the way they communicate and connect with ...

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