While many people think of Executive Presence as an individual quality of leadership, it is also a vital component of high performing teams. A team’s ability to “show up” with a cohesive presence determines their ability to influence and mobilize people to drive results. By collectively and explicitly demonstrating qualities of EP such as resonance, authenticity, vision, confidence, and practical wisdom, the team is able to earn one another’s trust, make more efficient decisions, improve employee engagement, and drive successful change.
In this paper on “Executive Presence for Leadership Teams,” we share practical insights on how leadership teams can address their shared approach to presence and influence, particularly in the context of enterprise-wide business imperatives that require a team effort. We outline how a team-based focus on EP drives a deeper level of alignment and cohesion, and also allows individual members to lift their game as BU or function heads.