Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 24

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF

EXECUTIVE
PRESENCE
BY CHARLIE E. HARDY

HOW DOES EMOTIONAL
INTELLIGENCE IMPACT
EXECUTIVE PRESENCE?
Understanding and practicing EI positions
you to consistently exhibit executive
presence. Daniel Goleman, author of
"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter
More Than IQ" asserts that EI consists of
four fundamental domains:
SELF-AWARENESS
The first domain of emotional
intelligence is self-awareness. Being
emotionally self-aware means having an
intimate knowledge of your emotions.
The ability to read and understand
your emotions allows you to recognize
their impact on work performance and
professional relationships. It is also a
good practice to periodically evaluate
your strengths and limitations. Overall,
self-assessment builds self-confidence
- another key aspect of EI.

IF YOU ARE NOT
INFLUENTIAL, YOU ARE
NOT LEADING.

Executive presence plays a major
role in your success. This is shaped
by your emotional intelligence (EI),
image, interactions and impressions
with others both in person and online.
Ultimately, it will define your brand and
reward you with personal fulfillment,
promotion and the potential to reach
your goals.

WHAT IS EXECUTIVE PRESENCE?
Executive presence allows you to
establish your personal brand. Each
person develops a brand whether
intentional
or
unintentional.
It
encompasses the holistic approach
you take in presenting yourself to
the outside world. You are constantly
developing your brand. This includes
the manner in which you speak, how
you dress and how you generally

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conduct yourself both in person
and online. You are consistently
communicating to others who you are.
Executive presence is comprised of a
proper balance of these attributes.
In addition to appearance, it is significant
to have a mastery of EI skills in order to
develop and cultivate your executive
presence. Your emotional quotient (EQ)
can position you for an opportunity that
does not rely upon your intelligence
quotient (IQ). EQ is like learning to
play the piano. You must study theory
and harmony in order to play the right
chords to create a melodic presentation.
Regarding emotional intelligence, these
skills include decision-making, change
tolerance,
communication,
social
skills, customer service, accountability,
assertiveness, trust, empathy, stress
tolerance and time management.

SELF-MANAGEMENT
Cultivating EI also requires selfmanagement. Whether or not it's in
your job title, you are a manager. As
a manager of self, you must learn to
exhibit self-control. Keeping disruptive
emotions and impulses under control
allows you to be a consistent contributor
within your work environment. When
colleagues recognize that you are
trustworthy and conscientious, they
are more likely to positively engage.
Leadership will respond favorably when
you have a standard of excellence,
take initiative, and demonstrate the
skills needed to adjust to change and
overcome challenges.
SOCIAL AWARENESS
EI extends beyond self-knowledge
to social awareness. By developing


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Do Leaders Skills Need to Evolve
Table of Contents
Developing the Next Generation of Talent Through Rotation Programs
Leadership Development Strategies and Solutions for the Modern Workplace
Leaders are Learners … Especially When They're Teaching
Developing Leadership Goo
6 Developmental Conversations Bosses Should Have with their New Managers
Driving Sales Training Results Through Manager Coaching
The Significance of Executive Presence
What People Want in a Leader: How Do You Measure Up?
Ditigal Communication Skills: Is Your Message Getting Across?
Creating a Culture of Agility with Character Development
Building Leadership: Scaling Effective Development Alongside Hypergrowth
Fast-Tracking Psychological Safety: This Is Not a Drill!
Teaching Empathy: Driving Leaders to Success
Train Forward: Results From an Emerging Community of Practice
Three Reasons Why Virtual Teams Are Different
Leading in the Age of Technological Disruption
How to Choose a Training Supplier for Leadership Development
New Leader, New Skills
Ernst & Young's Investment in the Modern Leader
Company News
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Do Leaders Skills Need to Evolve
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Developing the Next Generation of Talent Through Rotation Programs
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Leadership Development Strategies and Solutions for the Modern Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Leaders are Learners … Especially When They're Teaching
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Developing Leadership Goo
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 6 Developmental Conversations Bosses Should Have with their New Managers
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Driving Sales Training Results Through Manager Coaching
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - The Significance of Executive Presence
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - What People Want in a Leader: How Do You Measure Up?
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Ditigal Communication Skills: Is Your Message Getting Across?
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Creating a Culture of Agility with Character Development
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Building Leadership: Scaling Effective Development Alongside Hypergrowth
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Fast-Tracking Psychological Safety: This Is Not a Drill!
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Teaching Empathy: Driving Leaders to Success
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Train Forward: Results From an Emerging Community of Practice
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Three Reasons Why Virtual Teams Are Different
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Leading in the Age of Technological Disruption
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - How to Choose a Training Supplier for Leadership Development
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Ernst & Young's Investment in the Modern Leader
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