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Executive Presence

A leader worries what will happen if her team doesn’t do what she asks. Where exactly, she wonders, does her authority come from? She and her coach discuss the nature and mindset of authority.

A leader learns she’ll get her promotion to VP if she can exhibit “executive presence.” The company gives her a coach who teaches a three-step process to help her achieve her goals.

Three young executives know they’re going to get peppered with questions from their leadership during an upcoming presentation. Their coach helps them prep so they can shine under scrutiny.

“Ducking and dodging” is how a leader experiences herself when the pressure’s on. In a courageous coaching conversation, she and her coach discuss the nature of fear and how to manage it.

Having displayed physical anger during a meeting, a leader seeks help from his coach. Mindfulness hardly seems the answer – at least as the leader has defined it. The coach gives a new definition.

An executive coach is about to get grilled by a new corporate president. The coach reaches out to insiders who help him prep for the meeting by teaching him three actions to take.

An HR leader fumes about a leader who just won’t step up and take action. She learns the phrase “showing teeth” and, with an executive coach, explores its various meanings and applications.

Reviewing a video of her making a presentation, an executive and her coach identify six specific behaviors she can amplify in order to enhance her executive presence.

In an attempt to overcome his muddled communication style, a leader asks for a crash course on listening. His coach shares five styles of listening, plus when to use them and how they sound.

A leader knows he’s a muddled communicator. To help him fly in sync with others, his coach begins to shift his focus from communicating about his ideas to learning the concerns of others.

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