The Sidewalk

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.

January 22, 2018, The Seattle Times

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.)