What is Executive Presence for a leader?
An authentic quality of poise and effectiveness that enables an executive to connect with a range of people and influence successful outcomes. Leadership is the art of getting things done through people, which requires creating a vision and engaging others to follow.
The 8 Competencies of Executive Presence
Clarity of purpose and passion
Positive image projection
Methodology & Options
We use three ways to help you build presence in your executive team:
Option 1. Foundational “Awareness”
2 day workshop on Executive Presence Competencies
We would meet as often as needed and without constraint, we would be constantly accessible by phone and e-mail for document review and advice, and we estimate the time together to encompass about 30 days.
Executive Competencies assessment
Participants will also complete a “Lifestyle” survey
30 minute phone interview with the facilitators to establish connections
Participants will also be required to bring actual presentations to use throughout the course.
Workshop (between 4 and 8 participants)
Extensive feedback (direct and assessment-based)
Each participant will map their current state in the 8 executive competencies
Start a change process based on their personal situation, goals and expectations.
Option 2. Developmental “Confidence”
Option 1 plus
360 Interviews for selected executives; with
6 month one-to-one coaching
In addition to the responsibilities and contributions of option #1, we would also work with selected executives to help them individually with their role and with their accountabilities as exemplars to others.
We will recommend adjustments to executives’ behavior in order to maximize the value of the coaching. We will work with you to identify priority issues that could result in quick wins for team members and that complement their own PDPs. We are available to selected others at their request in addition to the primary team. We estimate that this involvement would last for 180 days after the workshop, about six months. The client has unlimited access to coach for ongoing follow-up advice and direction during this period.
We will interview each executive’s boss, peers, direct reports, internal customers to provide different perspectives on the executive’s presence.
Meeting to debrief results of 360 with executive and L&D partner
Commitment to behavioral change from executive with coaching goals and ground rules.
Review personal and professional background
How executive got to where they are
Where executive is in career
Why executive wants coaching
What executive hopes to gain from the session
Where executive wants to go in life – personally and professionally
Trigger list – actions and activities to implement the next day, week, and month(s).
Executive walks away with:
• tools to fit the job at hand
• a variety of targets and goals to aim for
• a strategy to go forward
• fall-back plans
That session is followed-up with a debriefing for the individual client’s manager along with a written action plan from the individual. That plan makes sure the coach and the person being coached are always speaking the same language.
Option 3. Developmental “Presence”
Option 1 and 2 plus
Milestone Assessment (after 6 months assessment of Executive Presence competencies)
6 months further coaching
In addition to the roles described in both options #1 and #2, we would organize a milestone assessment at around 6 months after coaching has commenced.
Assess which targets have been reached
Which have been improved
Which have not been addressed
Opportunity for executives to celebrate their achievements
Provides a springboard for further development.
We estimate that this involvement would last for 12 months after the workshop. Note that all options include unlimited access to our help within the parameters described.
To arrange an inital free “Build Executive Presence” consultation (value 200Euros), please contact Jeremy Potts today on +86 21 6101 0486 or email us here.