Executive presence is a critical factor of leadership, but what it takes to create it is still up for discussion? Is it charisma, magnetism, inspiration, or one of the many factors experts have identified?

My colleague Susan Bates has developed a fantastic tool to assess executive presence. The Bates Executive Presence Index™ (The Bates ExPI™) is a research-based assessment designed to measure executive presence.

The index looks at three overarching categories, each covering five facets of executive presence.

  • Character
    •  Authenticity
    •  Integrity
    •  Concern
    •  Restraint
    •  Humility
  • Substance
    • Practical Wisdom
    • Confidence
    • Composure
    • Resonance
    • Vision
  • Style
    • Appearance
    • Intentionality
    • Inclusiveness
    • Interactivity
    • Assertiveness

Watch the video above to learn more about The Bates ExPI™ or email to learn more about growing your executive presence.