The EPM is designed to facilitate objective discussions around a subject that can be quite subjective. We often talk about executive presence, gravitas or charisma with reference to those who seem to possess a set of characteristics that legitmise their place in the board room or within the senior leadership community.
We created the model by drawing on our experience as senior leaders in organisations and by researching the content with successful executives through our work in executive coaching and talent development.
The model is not meant to include all the skills and competencies of a successful executive. For instance we have not included things like results focus. This model is about presence and we have focussed on the areas we have found to have the most impact on this.
How might this help you?
As an individual - Use it to review your own style and behavior as an executive or potential executive or work through this with your coach.
As a coach - Use this as a coaching tool. Get someone to work through the questions and talk through any areas that are interesting or relevant.
As a facilitator - Use the tool on a top talent or leadership programme to raise awareness of some of the behaviours and attributes of successful executives and senior leaders and to generate individual development plans.
As a Learning & Development Manager - Use the framework to shape a range of development initiatives to support top talent development and senior leaders.
As an organisation - This tool can be used to help you have an objective discussion about high potential individuals and their development needs.