Suzanne Bates, leadership expert and best-selling author,

Boca Raton, Fla., May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BTS is a global professional services firm that partners with clients to enable strategy execution. Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and Principal HCM Analyst Rachel Cooke interviewed BTS CEO and bestselling author Suzanne Bates in the 205and episode of the Excellence at Work: Executive Series podcast.

Suzanne Bates is the founder of Bates, a BTS company, and a recognized global expert in leadership and team performance. She is also the author of All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence and four other bestselling books.

Bates talks about leadership presence and how it can develop leaders — and keep them grounded. It’s more than presentation skills or how to present yourself in the room. The new rule is: “No more hero bosses,” Bates said.

Don’t miss this special episode with Bates.

“We define executive presence as the qualities of a leader who engages, aligns, inspires and mobilizes action. We explain why this is important, not only for the individual but also for the organization, because leaders cannot do the work of the whole organization,” Bates said. “They have to rely on others. Someone with real presence and influence can engage other people. They can align them around a shared vision. They can mobilize action and inspire them to do their best.

Other podcast topics, available on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, include how talented leaders can use leadership presence to develop and grow leaders and the things that matter most. Bates explains the importance of talent succession planning, inclusion initiatives, the role of the individual and the role of the team in driving organizational performance.

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