How To Develop Your Executive Presence in 14 Steps

Indeed Editorial Team | Indeed | 8/11/22

Executive presence is an outstanding quality to have as a leader, though business owners and employees in any position or level can develop this important trait to use throughout their career. While it can lead to promotions and professional advancement, executive presence can also inspire others and increase productivity in the workplace.

In this article, we take a closer look at the characteristics that embody executive presence and share 14 steps you can take to develop it.

What is executive presence?
Executive presence is a learned set of behaviors and personal traits that allow you to command attention and authority. It creates a perception of your ability to lead in any situation and can affect your, your team and the company you work for. Executive presence often centers on how one acts, speaks and looks, and while it may come naturally for some, it’s a quality you can strengthen, grow or create.

Developing executive presence is important because it shows others you are a talented professional capable of leading others and making meaningful contributions to a company, business or organization. It can also improve your confidence and professional value no matter your position, role or career path.

Click here to read how to develop an executive presence in 14 steps on Indeed.

By MIT Sloan CDO