When introducing yourself to someone, what you say and how you say it can shape and set the tone for the relationship. You control the message and first impression, which is important as it can become the sound bite that your new acquaintance uses to introduce you to others (especially if you meet at an […]
Showcasing your board experience is paramount when pursuing a board seat -- whether as a first-time director or an experienced one. Take a close look at your personal brand to determine if it's positioning you optimally to achieve your goal. It might sound surprising, but a good personal brand of an operational executive doesn't necessarily […]
First Impressions Matter Your LinkedIn headshot is an essential part of your profile. It's often the first impression someone has of you. It can impact what someone thinks about your competency, likeability and trustworthiness (not unlike the mere seconds it takes to make an impression when walking into a room). How you present yourself through […]
Introductions are invaluable whenever you are networking or looking for like-minded people, new clients, a potential job or board seat, business opportunity etc. A good introduction is a catalyst for conversation and potential relationships. Providing helpful information when making an introduction is critical, yet people often miss the mark. It’s important to provide at least […]
You’ve heard that executive presence drives success and progression -- but what is it really? While there’s no single definition, aspects of executive presence include charisma, poise under pressure, confidence, influence and how you solve problems. A leader’s workplace actions and behaviors, as well as how that person makes others feel, reflect executive presence too.