In this updated and expanded edition of her celebrated book Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success, one of the world’s most influential business thinkers reveals the qualities essential to leadership in our post-pandemic and increasingly diverse world. Some are timeless (confidence, decisiveness), some are brand new (the ability to command Zoom), and all are game-changers.
Being a sponsor is just as important to career growth as finding one. Learn how to find potential proteges and develop your picks so that they come through for you and your organization.
A Must Read For Professionals
Who’s pulling for you? Who’s got your back? Who’s putting your hat in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor. Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board—but they’re not your ticket to the top.
Gravitas, Communications Skills & Appearance
Are you "leadership material?" More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed.
While the #MeToo movement has exposed the enormous harm done by sexual misconduct in the workplace, the movement’s full promise has not been fulfilled, Sylvia Ann Hewlett argues. Showcasing new data on the incidence of sexual harassment and assault at work, she reveals how the movement has focused almost exclusively on white women and failed to support other vulnerable groups who are also targets of abuse. Black men, gay men and women, and Latinas experience particularly high rates of sexual harassment and assault.
Off-Ramps and On-Ramps provides a proven roadmap to help companies stop the female brain drain, and to help women achieve their full potential with rewarding and balanced lives.
Rapid development in emerging markets presents companies with unprecedented prospects for growth, but only if they can overcome a short supply of well-qualified skilled labor. Now is the time for smart leaders to turn to an untapped well of talent: educated, skilled, ambitious women in developing nations who often are overlooked by both global and local employers.
Growing Global Executives: The New Competencies, by critically-acclaimed author Sylvia Ann Hewlett, and global workplace expert Ripa Rashid, provides a robust leadership template for multinational corporations (MNCs) seeking to globalize their top talent. With global markets shifting to the South and East, multinational companies can no longer afford to depend on ex-pat executives as local proxies.
This new research, based on a 11-country study of highly qualified employees (in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the US, and the UK.), finds that emerging leaders are in want of two core competencies: the ability to calibrate their leadership presence to project credibility to superiors at headquarters as well as stakeholders worldwide; and the ability to unlock value from globally dispersed and culturally diverse teams through inclusive leadership. These competencies depend, in turn, on mastery of the virtual communication toolkit, in a world where leadership is increasingly exercised remotely; and on leveraging the sponsorship of senior management.
Top Talent is a wake-up call and hands-on guide to retaining your star performers - and setting your company up as an employer of choice in today's tough market and beyond.