Use this Currency to Distinguish Yourself as a Leader
Good Boss or Bad Boss?
Last week I wrote about executive presence gone bad. Think back through the best and worst bosses from your favorite television shows and movies. Last week at the 8 O’clock Career Club, we were in search of the right words to describe the elusive concept of executive presence in both good bosses and bad ones. Using some of the best and worst TV/film bosses, we managed to find some very descriptive words.
- Jack Underwood (Kevin Spacey), “House of Cards”
- Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), “The Devil Wears Prada”
- Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox), “Lost”
- Blake (Alec Baldwin), “Glengarry Glen Ross”
- Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), “Apollo 13”
- To help you quickly recognize the caliber of boss you are interviewing with, before you take the job. (Does she have great executive presence, accompanied by an array of negative traits that would mean a disastrous career move for you if you take the job?)
- To help you build a list of desired executive presence traits to cultivate, as well as identify the undesirable traits to leave behind.
- What is the underlying motivator of the leader or leaders in your work or business?
- What is their end game?