Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm (meeting); dinner immediately following
Location: Microsoft New England Conference Center, 255 Main Street Cambridge, MA (Room: Thoreau)
1:30 - 2:00 Registration
2:00 - 2:30 Introductions & SIM Business
2:30 - 3:00 Sue Bergamo
Technology Strategist, Microsoft
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15 Suzanne Bates
CEO, author, speaker, and founder of Bates Communications
"Engage, Inspire, and Move People to Act! The 15 Indisputable Qualities of Executive Presence"
What is executive presence, and why does it matter? Intuitively, leaders know it’s an important success factor. Sometimes it’s described as presentation skill, polish, charisma or professional image. However, these descriptions fail to acknowledge the deeper-level facets that enable leaders to engage, inspire, and move people to act. In this keynote session, bestselling author and top CEO coach Suzanne Bates will reveal new, breakthrough research on the essential qualities of executive presence and influence. Drawing from her new book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016), Suzanne will enable you to understand how to influence decisions, engage hearts and minds, and mobilize above and beyond effort from people.
As coaches to top executives around the globe, Suzanne and her firm have worked with some of the world’s most successful organizations to help their leaders drive business strategies forward. With the Bates ExPI™ Executive Presence Index, they’ve developed the first research-based assessment to measure executive presence in leaders.
During this energizing session, you’ll learn:
• How the qualities of executive presence, such as Confidence, Resonance, Composure, Practical Wisdom, and Inclusiveness, can be directly linked to driving business results
• Which qualities help you to win trust and goodwill, build credibility, provide visionary direction, and drive execution
• Reasons why some leaders hit inflection points and how to help them get beyond to excel in their careers
• Methods for identifying strengths and gaps that enhance your presence and enable you to win hearts and minds
Suzanne will provide you with a practical understanding of the science behind executive presence, and enable you to apply it to your urgent, real-world business challenges. You’ll walk away inspired to amplify your own qualities of presence and take your career to the next level!
4:15 - 4:30 Break
4:30 - 5:30 Roundtable Discussion: “Practical experiences/challenges regarding personal leadership and presence”
Facilitated by: Tom Catalini, CIO at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (and CIO Roundtable member)
Based on Suzanne’s talk and Tom’s own presentation at Boston SIM’s May Monthly Meeting, Tom will lead a group discussion on the leadership challenges we’re faced with today and the practical solutions and approaches we’ve found to these challenges
5:30 - 5:45 Wrap Up
6:00 Dinner at a local restaurant
Suzanne Bates is the CEO of Bates, a firm with a mission to help leaders shape the world. The firm is distinguished in the field of leadership development for its ground breaking research and practical approach to helping leaders develop executive presence. As a coach to some of the world’s top executives, her passion is helping leaders align, engage, and move people to drive results for their organizations and the world around them.
Suzanne’s latest book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence, was published by McGraw Hill in March 2016. The book reveals the first-ever research-based model of executive presence, which Bates and her team have operationalized in the scientifically validated assessment tool, the Bates ExPI™. Leaders and organizations around the globe have adopted the Bates ExPI as a rich, multi-dimensional framework for measuring the way individual leaders influence and make an impact to drive business results.
Suzanne launched the firm in 2000 after a successful career as a television journalist in major markets including Boston, Philadelphia and Tampa-St. Petersburg. Suzanne’s years as an on-air personality with major market television stations WBZ-TV Boston, WCAU-TV Philadelphia and WFLA-TV Tampa-St. Petersburg put her at the center of major news stories with the opportunity to interview thousands of political leaders, CEOs, business people, authors and celebrities. She won an AP News Award and was part of a team that won the Columbia DuPont, the highest award in journalism.
In 2005 she published her first book, Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results (McGraw Hill), which went to #6 on the bestseller charts on amazon.com, and is now published in 7 languages including Chinese, Russian and Indonesian. Her other books, Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!, and Discover Your CEO Brand: Secrets for Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader, were also published by McGraw Hill and quickly became business bestsellers.
Her firm’s roster of senior executive clients is a who’s who of top global companies that turn to Bates for advice, consulting, executive coaching and expertise in the field of executive presence and communicative leadership.
Today as a nationally recognized expert in leadership, Suzanne has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Investors’ Business Daily, the New York Post, Wall St. Journal, and CNNMoney.com, and on countless television programs including the Today Show, Fox Business Morning, New England Cable News, CBS Radio, and more.
Tom Catalini is the CIO of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, which is one of 13 positions he has held at 10 different organizations. Tom is also a Lecturer at Northeastern University where he teaches a graduate course on Internet Marketing Fundamentals. He is a Past President of SIM Boston and has also taught at Bentley University. He has lectured at Boston University and Simmons College and has spoken at a variety of conferences on the topics of technology, leadership, and marketing. He is the author of 4 books, including his most recent, Career Leap Year: 52 Ways to Reach a New Level of Success (available on Amazon.com).