This column for the Seattle Times is about an experiment I’ve been running after I read an article about manslamming a couple of years ago: How you walk on a sidewalk hints at your executive presence.
My coaching clients sometimes want to talk about increasing their executive presence.
“How do you walk down the sidewalk?” I ask.
Executive presence is about confidence, influence and emotional control (all coachable, by the way). The Harvard Business Review defines it as “your ability to project mature self-confidence,” among other attributes. Forbes describes it as “the ability to project gravitas.”
So back to the sidewalk. A couple years ago, I read about someone who refused to get out of the way when she was walking down the sidewalk… (Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)