32 minutes | Feb 17th 2021

020: Vivian Johnson Establishes Executive Presence

On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership.

In Episode 20, Vivian Johnson talks about executive presence and how others can enable or act as a toxic barrier to developing executive presence.

00:00 Prologue: No Longer A Company Statistic

Vivian is a performance consultant, a change strategist, a certified project manager, and a transformation expert. What people will remember about Vivian is that her spirit is uplifting and contagious.

00:56 Part 1: The Story of the Failed Audition

Too often, our unconscious biases damage team productivity and people’s self-esteem. Vivian explains how a boss and her peers limited how she performed.

17:24 Part 2: Grace, Humility, and the Four Ps

Vivian characterizes what executive presence is and the four Ps that can reveal your “it” factor.

25:27 Part 3: Creating Your Narrative

Vivian explains what enables you to have an executive presence.

28:50 Part 4: Developing Executive Presence

To build your executive presence, Vivian shares four things that you can do.


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No transcript available (future enhancement)

Episode links

Vivian’s LinkedIn Profile

Vivian’s website, Twitter, and Instagram

LinkedIn course: Developing Executive Presence

Stacey Abrams, Lead from the Outside

Maya Angelou quotation

Gary DePaul’s website

Gary’s books:

   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?

   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership 

Background Music

You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.

00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer

00:44 Boogaloo by Remstunes

17:09 Sentimental Piano and Classical Guitar by pinkzebra

25:13 Like Panorama by StudioEtude

28:35 Gentle Acoustic by pinkzebra

31:18 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia

Lead on!

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