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Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success Kindle Edition
From the Back Cover
Do you exude confidence and credibility? Can you command a room? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, one of the world's most influential business thinkers, cracks the code of Executive Presence (EP) for men and women intent on winning the next plum assignment and doing something extraordinary with their lives.
You might have the qualifications to be considered for your dream job, but you won't get far unless you can signal that you're "leadership material" and that you "have what it takes." Professionals are judged on presence as well as on performance.
Using a wealth of hard data—including a new nationwide survey and dozens of focus groups—Hewlett reveals EP to be a dynamic mix of three things: how you act (gravitas), how you speak (communication), and how you look (appearance). She also draws on in-depth interviews with a wide selection of admired leaders to reveal how they embody and deploy key elements of EP.
This book is immensely practical. Hewlett teases out tactics that can help you raise your game and close the gap between merit and success. She offers the unvarnished advice you won't get from supportive friends and tackles head-on such touchy subjects as too-tight clothing and too-shrill voices. She shows how the standards for EP vary for men, women, multicultural, and LGBT employees, and she shares how to get meaningful feedback from politically correct bosses intent on avoiding the real issues.
The good news is that EP is eminently teachable. You can learn how to "show teeth" while remaining likable, and you can teach yourself how to dress appropriately while staying true to yourself. You don't have to be born with the voice of James Earl Jones or the looks of Angelina Jolie to hurdle the EP bar. With hard facts and vivid examples, Hewlett shows you how to ace EP and fully realize your unique potential—no matter who you are, no matter where you work.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs a task force of eighty-two multinational companies focused on fully realizing the new streams of labor in the global marketplace. Her book Forget a Mentor: Find a Sponsor was named one of the ten best business books of 2013 and won the Axiom Book Award.
Rosalind Ashford is a New York-based, classically-trained British actress with stage, film, voice-over, and radio experience. Among her latest audiobook projects are Desecration, The Bride Wore Blue, Inside The Hotel Rwanda, Compromised, and others.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00FJ350MQ
- Publisher : Harper Business; Illustrated edition (3 June 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 650 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 245 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #43,197 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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NOTE - this book is not all about the visual, and the rest is very interesting too.
First half focused on actionable things you can do to improve your executive presence, second half however focused on explaining ad nauseam the limitations women and ethnic minority’s face in the workplace.