Set a personal example of optimism, poise, and professionalism.
Your title and the size of your office don’t make you a leader. Your role as a leader can be found in how others see you—in the way you carry yourself, the image you project, and in your daily actions. Think of these perspectives that you foster as your executive image. That image becomes incredibly valuable in challenging times, when your ability to communicate confidence and steadiness and to adapt readily to new situations dramatically affects your colleagues and your organization. Leaders projecting a strong executive image influence others more effectively ...