Blog: Ideas for improving Executive Leadership and High-Stakes Communication

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Executive Presence and Your Voice

Eric Nitzberg | May 1st, 2017

In the drug development process, there is sometimes a crucial moment when a team of pharmaceutical executives is asked to present and answer questions in Washington, D.C. before a panel of experts and the FDA in an open public meeting. […]

How Body Language Affects Executive Presence

Eric Nitzberg | March 29th, 2017

Body language can have a strong impact on executive presence. In general, you want to make sure that your body says what you want it to say: that you are relaxed, comfortable and confident. Everyone’s body language is different. Different […]

Developing Executive Presence: Why Your Words Matter

Eric Nitzberg | February 17th, 2017

To some extent, you can identify someone with executive presence by what they say and how they organize their words. People with executive presence use words that are simple, clear and understandable. They participate and share their ideas fully, but […]

To Increase Your Executive Presence, Be Authentic

Eric Nitzberg | January 23rd, 2017

David was a leader in a technology company. Highly driven and successful, he had been on a fast-track through a series of quick promotions, and he was known for adding tremendous value and getting things done. People liked David, but […]

To Develop Executive Presence, Learn to Listen

Eric Nitzberg | December 14th, 2016

Executive presence is one of the most commonly asked for areas in leadership development and coaching. But, what is it? There is something of a mystery surrounding executive presence. Some see it as a high level of confidence and gravitas, […]

Does Coaching for Executive Presence Work Against Diversity and Inclusion?

Eric Nitzberg | November 10th, 2016

Executive presence means different things to different people, but generally it refers to communicating in ways that create a high level of influence and impact. This can get into murky waters. Is “executive presence” just code for adopting a style […]

Time Management Tips: Be Efficient (but Remember You’re Not a Machine)

Eric Nitzberg | October 11th, 2016

There are a number of strategies I recommend to help people improve efficiency and time management–a hot topic on the minds of many leaders. But I also recommend that executives remember that no matter how efficient they become, they are […]

Time Management Tips: Take Time to Save Time

Eric Nitzberg | September 14th, 2016

Most of the leaders that I work with, at one point or another, ask me about time management. Usually the question arises because they’re stressed and overwhelmed. Often they are balancing high-pressure leadership roles with the commitments of having a […]

Time Management Tips: Help Others Help You

Eric Nitzberg | August 16th, 2016

Most executives feel overloaded, at least some of the time. When a client tells me that they need to work on time management, I go through a “Productivity Checklist” with them, looking for areas they can further improve to make […]

How Withholding Feedback Hurts Your Employees and Why It Matters

Eric Nitzberg | July 12th, 2016

“I wish my manager had told me that the moment it came into her mind.” The more leaders that I work with, the more I’m struck by how critically important it is to give clear, timely, granular feedback—and by how […]