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New Research: Three Keys to Executive Presence

May 11, 2016

What would you say if you were asked to name the most important attribute of Executive Presence (EP)?

According to research cited in the 2014 book ‘Executive Presence’ by Sylvia Hewlett, CEO of the Centre for Talent Innovation (CTI), EP turns out to be a dynamic mix of three things. According to a survey of 4000 university-educated professionals including 268 senior executives surveyed, EP is a combination of:

The way you act (Gravitas)

The way you speak (Communication)

The way you look (Appearance)