I define leadership presence as the “right stuff of leadership,” and, by doing so, I embrace a holistic concept.
By that definition, presence encompasses conviction, authority and power — and the application of them through a leader’s actions and words.
You might consider presence as defined by three verbs: be, do, review.
Leadership embraces activism; it is the outcome of a purposeful pursuit of goals. Presence gives the leader the wherewithal — authority and resilience — to battle the odds and endure through being, doing, and reflecting.