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Executive presence : the missing link between merit and success / Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

By: Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Edition: First edition.Description: xxi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062246899; 0062246895.Other title: E P | EP.Subject(s): Executive ability -- Psychological aspects | Leadership -- Psychological aspects | Self-presentation | Influence (Psychology) | Interpersonal relationsDDC classification: 658.4/09 Online resources: Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Prologue -- What is executive presence? -- Gravitas -- Communication -- Appearance -- Feedback failures -- Walking the tightrope -- Authenticity vs. conformity -- Conclusion.
Summary: "Are you "leadership material?" More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed. You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're in charge or deserve to be. Articulating those qualities isn't easy, however. Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage. Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the EP, Executive Presence will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive."--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-194) and index.

Prologue -- What is executive presence? -- Gravitas -- Communication -- Appearance -- Feedback failures -- Walking the tightrope -- Authenticity vs. conformity -- Conclusion.

"Are you "leadership material?" More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed. You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're in charge or deserve to be. Articulating those qualities isn't easy, however. Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage. Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the EP, Executive Presence will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive."--Publisher's description.

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Library Journal Review

What sets leaders apart from other workers and makes people trust, promote, and listen to them? According to Hewlett (Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career), it is executive presence (EP). She writes that EP is a mix of gravitas, communication, and appearance, and that cracking this code is essential to being perceived as a leader. Hewlett examines each of these three components and offers practical advice, as well as a list of common gaffes that undermine a person's authority. Each chapter is filled with interviews and examples of people across multiple spheres of influence, such as political figures, company executives, and Hollywood stars. Hewlett includes a chapter specifically aimed at women, examining the narrow band of acceptability that female leaders have with the three components of EP and how to best navigate the tightrope. Similarly, for people whose identity isn't of the straight, white-male model, she discusses how to strike the balance between conformity and authenticity in a corporate world. VERDICT Though the substance is on the lighter side, this title is worthwhile for aspiring heads of institutions who seek to understand the blunders to avoid and what to focus on to curate an impactful presence.-Laurel Tacoma, Strayer Univ. Lib., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is founder and chairman of the National Parenting Association. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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