Some people just have a way about them. They walk into a room and everyone knows that they’re a leader. Now, if you could only bottle that essence up and use it for yourself...
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According to Brooke Vuckovic, a clinical professor of leadership at the Kellogg School, you can. Here’s the formula: Executive presence is equal to credibility plus ease, all divided by ego.
“Executive presence doesn’t measure your merit. It doesn’t measure that intellect or that horsepower,” Vuckovic says. “What executive presence does is it measures your capacity to translate out all of your creativity, all of your good ideas, all of your deep expertise.”
In this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear from Vuckovic about how to exude an executive presence that’s all your own.
Note: The Insightful Leader is produced for the ear and not meant to be read as a transcript. We encourage you to listen to the audio version above. However, a transcript of this episode is available here.
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