It’s no secret that these days, Executive and Professional Presence Training is very much centre-ice in HR circles. And, it would appear, with good reason. There is an immediate need, no let’s go a step further and say there’s a sense of urgency, to bump up the standard of behaviour among staff at all levels.
What seems to have happened is that across the broad spectrum of people doing the hiring and interviewing, technical expertise is often the overwhelming force behind employment decisions. In other words, step up to the plate with great credentials and the job is yours! The folks being interviewed and looking for a new job or promotion have fallen into this same trap: technical prowess trumps interpersonal skills. So naturally, there’s minimal encouragement or reason to look outside the technical box – until it’s too late.