Executive Leadership

Leaders of Color on the Executive Path: Will “Executive Presence” Alone Be a Trajectory to the Executive Suite?

A recent book by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success, suggests that the real measure of success is “executive presence” (EP), not just performance for leaders of color. Dr. Hewlett defines EP as a “measure of image” that conveys to others that you have what it takes to be an executive. Based on survey research conducted by her company, the Center...

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