One of the most reoccurring questions I receive as an Executive Presence trainer is the difference between Leadership and Executive Presence (EP). It is very common for people to confuse the two terms because they share many characteristics. Let us first explore and identify the difference between the two.
I found great work written by private researcher, executive coach and psychologist, Dr. Gavin Dagley. He explained that the main difference between the two is that effective leadership causes people to act; effective executive presence causes people to listen.