Executive Presence Assessment - ExPI™

The Bates ExPI™ (Bates Executive Presence Index) is the first and only research-based, scientifically validated assessment to measure executive presence.

The multi-rater tool is used to help leaders develop the presence and influence necessary for leading teams, driving strategy, and making an impact. Organizations use the Bates ExPI™ to develop future leaders, build the influence of seasoned leaders, and ensure teams are driving organizational performance.

"The Science of Executive Presence and Influence"

Executive Presence Model 2014Executive presence has long been acknowledged as a critical factor in leadership. However, its definition has often been mysterious and subject to diverse perspectives. As a result, leaders have received feedback on presence without a roadmap for action that connects clearly to business objectives. The default assumption is to equate presence with appearance and presentation skills. While these factors are important, they make up only a small piece of the "executive presence puzzle" that helps leaders sustain goal-directed action in an organization.

The Bates Executive Presence Index™ takes executive presence to a deeper level. Through extensive research in leadership, communications, psychology, and social action theories and literature, we've clarified executive presence as a three-dimensional model of character, substance, and style. Within these dimensions are 15 distinct facets that are proven to make up a leader's overall presence and level of influence.

How does the Bates ExPI™ Assessment work?

The Bates ExPI™ multi-rater assessment tool measures perceptions of the leader’s strengths and development areas within these 15 unique facets. Perceptions of critical stakeholder groups are compared with the leader’s self-perceptions in order to identify strengths and gaps.

The assessment is administered via an online questionnaire. The questionnaire is completed by the individual leader (self-rating), their manager, peers, direct reports, and other groups of critical stakeholders. The assessment contains 90 items and 3 open-ended questions.

Participants receive a comprehensive feedback report with data on ratings broken down by rater category and at the item-level. All participants receive professional support to review, interpret, and apply feedback reports. Individualized and group-based approaches to feedback are available based upon the indicated needs of sponsoring companies and individual participants.

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