May 20, 2016

BYU Radio

All the Leader You Can Be Interview

Whether you’re taking on a new executive position, facing new and exciting challenges, trying to build a better and stronger team, or developing new emerging leaders within your organization, Bates’ book “All the Leader You Can Be” can help you achieve extraordinary executive presence. Suzanne Bates explains on The Matt Townsend Show.

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April 17, 2016


Five Steps to Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence

What is executive presence? And why do some people seem to have it in spades? There’s so much mediocre advice out there – and none of it really captures what makes leaders stand out! Suzanne gives her insight on the qualities that provide a leader with extraordinary executive presence.

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April 6, 2016

Fast Company

Six Habits of the Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox. Among other experts, Suzanne Bates explains why being well read is important for leaders today.

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March,31 2016


Effective Leaders Know How the World Sees them and Act Accordingly

Leadership isn’t created in a vacuum. Dynamics within any organization are inherently social. Thus, it is especially important for leaders to understand how other’s see them in order to improve and advance in their careers.

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March,18 2016

Leadership Freak

15 Proven Behaviors that Elevate Leaders

Why do leaders need to work on their presence? Simple: it’s the only way to dramatically improve how other’s in your organization view your leadership style and capability.

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March,17 2016

Business Insider

A Leadership Expert Says Most Bosses are Missing One Crucial Quality

In an interview with Business Insider, Suzanne Bates reveals a common quality of executive presence that today’s leaders are often struggling with.

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March,3 2016

Investor’s Business Daily

Executive Coaching in C-Suite And Beyond Improves Pros’ Approach

Executives who want to improve in their careers can take these approaches to their development as leaders.

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February 17, 2016

US News & World Report

5 Job Interview Tips to Steal From Presidential Candidates

In one telling moment on a January episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” presidential candidate Donald Trump submits to a mock job interview. “I mean, you’re running for the biggest job in the world, really the most important job,” says Fallon, before picking up a clipboard and asking Trump about his strengths and weaknesses.”

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January 27, 2016

Huffington Post

Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It’s not their seat placement; it’s their presence. The best leaders exude an espirit de corps that sets them apart. Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications says, “For years, executive presence has been this mysterious X-factor in leadership.”

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January 26, 2016


Why Voters Trust Some Candidates and Not Others

New research sheds some light on which aspects of “executive presence” inspire loyalty. Is there anything business leaders can learn from how politicians project their personalities on the campaign trail? Suzanne Bates thinks so.

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All the Leader You Can Be bookcover

"For both current and aspiring leaders, All the Leader You Can Be is a guide to perfecting a responsive and engaging management style through the Executive Presence. The lessons shared throughout this book will help any leader looking to make an impact on their organization or planning to take their career to the next level. I highly recommend this book!”

Gloria Cordes Larson, JD, President, Bentley University