How Do Others Perceive You?

That’s the question underlying the concept of executive presence. We should know: Our founder, New York Times bestselling author Harrison Monarth, wrote the book on it.

Global studies have highlighted the importance of executive presence to career success

For instance, in one survey of 400 corporate executives and CEOs:

89%

said executive presence helps people get ahead

78%

said limited executive presence can hold people back

Executive presence is primarily about influence and impact. Leaders who have it are seen as confident and engaging. They’re known for building strong relationships across organizational levels. They’re perceived as calm and decisive in a crisis. They communicate clearly and persuasively. And they mobilize the right people to tackle complex challenges. In short, they get results.

Over 20 years of coaching leaders, we’ve identified a comprehensive list of traits, skills and behaviors associated with executive presence, and we’re excited to share this research with your organization.

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How Your Leaders Can Benefit From a Stronger Executive Presence

We provide individualized guidance on cultivating a compelling executive presence and leadership brand that drives success. Count on us to help your people — from high-potential managers and first-time leaders to leaders in new roles and executives at all levels — grow in areas such as:

  • Increasing self-awareness: Get to the bottom of the question, "How am I perceived"?
  • Looking the part: Enhance personal presence and credibility by focusing on voice, grooming, dress and body language.
  • Maintaining a positive presence: Understand how to avoid the consequences of a dark executive presence.
  • Building new strengths and overcoming challenges: Develop necessary capabilities and eliminate blind spots to succeed in any role.
  • Regulating emotions under pressure: Stay poised and composed in times of heightened stress, and remain flexible and adaptable in response to uncertainty.
  • Developing political savvy: Build strong relationships throughout the organization by fostering and leveraging one's network and managing up, down and across.
  • Inspiring and influencing others: Communicate with people across all levels in a clear, persuasive and nonintimidating manner to win confidence, generate enthusiasm, gain buy-in and effect positive change.

Start your executive presence journey in a format that suits your development objectives:

  • Organizational Workshops

    Our Executive Presence workshops, which range from four hours to three days, are available for small and large groups. Inquire about Workshops
  • 1:1 Executive Coaching

    Our 1:1 Executive Coaching engagements focus on achieving your key development objectives and run from 6 to 12 months. Inquire about Coaching
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"The Executive Presence seminars, attended by senior operations leaders, were insightful, engaging, and informative. Practical strategies and tactics to be a more respected and effective leader and to enhance communication were appreciated and embraced by the group. Concepts learned are being applied with positive results! Harrison teaches with words and informs by example."

Terry Capuano, MSN, MBA, FACHE, NE-C,
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Lehigh Valley Health Network

The GuruMaker Difference

Harrison Monarth is a recognized authority on executive presence development. Since 1999, he has coached individuals on executive presence at organizations such as:

Author of The
Global Best Seller

Harrison is the author of the global bestseller Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO. Originally published in 2009 and updated in a second edition in 2019, the book has earned accolades including these:

  • Harrison's Executive Presence departs from the mainstream of self-help literature in three important ways: 1) it concerns how to get ahead in one's career as opposed to learning how to feel better about oneself; 2) it is evidence-based as opposed to being based on personal intuition and experience; and 3) it focuses on improving how a person is perceived by others (i.e., improving a person's reputation) as opposed to increasing self-understanding.

    Dr. Robert Hogan
    Dr. Robert Hogan Chairman & President
    Hogan Assessments
  • Packed with insights from leading neuroscientists on how to regulate emotions in pressure-cooker situations, to coaching advice on getting buy-in for one's most ambitious ideas, to guidance on resolving conflict during difficult conversations and learning how to craft strategic stories that lead others to action, Executive Presence is a highly engaging read by one of today's top executive coaches that should be on every leader's desk.

    Francesca Gino
    Francesca Gino Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, behavioral scientist, author of Rebel Talent and Sidetracked
  • We live in a reputation economy. What you think of yourself is irrelevant compared to what other people think of you, and that is especially true if you want to be a leader. This book provides an authoritative guide to shaping how others see you and emerging as a leader. Don't read it unless you want to be one!

    Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
    Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, Professor of Business Psychology at Columbia University, author of Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)

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