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We all know what it takes to succeed as a leader: hard work, intelligence, determination, luck. While those may be important, it turns out that they may not even approach the impact of one other key dimension: executive presence.

In a recent study conducted by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and a team of researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation, the senior leaders surveyed listed executive presence — being perceived as leadership material — as the essential factor in determining who gets ahead in an organization.[…] Continue Reading »

Jack Welch was quoted in Fortune magazine saying that when he was CEO of General Electric, one of his major priorities was to allocate capital.

Senior leaders have a cadre of talented and highly trained executives who have great ideas about how to spend those resources.

In this video, I suggest three questions every senior executive must ask his or her team before making a major investment.[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post is by Scott Eblin, president of The Eblin Group and author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. Follow him on Twitter at @ScottEblin.

When was the last time a colleague stopped by to sincerely ask for your perspective and advice? If you’re like a lot of my executive clients, the answer is “never.” Even if you haven’t experienced it, you can imagine how you’d feel if a colleague conducted a conversation with you in which he asked a series of open-ended questions about your goals, priorities and how he could help.[…] Continue Reading »