When you’re looking to unlock the X factor in leadership, the key is to understand the science behind solving for X. Coach Vikram’s EPI™ is a research-based and scientifically validated assessment tool to demystify and measure executive presence. It evaluates leaders’ presence and influence skills within 9 distinct characteristics of the three behaviors of Focus, Power, Warmth
Coach Vikram’s Executive Presence Index (EPI™) is designed to help your business leaders elicit self-reflection pauses, gain personal insights, and uncover some of their blind spots. Assessing executive presence gives leaders a data-driven understanding of what their influence currently is – analysis that coaches can then use to create personalized, targeted, and measurable learning experiences to help the leaders meet their goals in the fastest and easiest way.
The purpose of the EPI™ assessment is to derive insight from data that helps broaden your leader’s choice of leadership styles (Focus, Power, and Warmth). Choosing the right executive presence leadership style depends on your leader’s personal dispositions, goals, and the requirements of the business situations in which they find themselves.
Coach Vikram’s Executive Presence Index™ (EPI™) identifies your leader’s learned behaviors and actions that they display often. It measures 9 core characteristics that make the 3 behaviors of Executive Presence – Focus, Power, and Warmth. Let us remind you, that the EPI™ measures what your leader’s influence is, not what their influence can be.
There is no such thing as a “perfect” score. In fact, EPI™ scores are neither good or bad nor right or wrong because the intention is to maximize your leader’s influencing style. The EPI™ report gives data and description of your leader’s influencing preferences, and makes strategic recommendations.
The EPI™ report shares data that is a powerful source for insights to customize leadership development solutions. The EPI™ data aligns with the business goals and measurable behaviors of influence in the fastest time. Fortune 500 leaders have used their EPI™ scores to identify, understand, and maximize their leadership and interpersonal skills needed to advance their career faster, close million dollar deals, and get confident in high-stakes business situations.
Our executive presence assessment is online on a secure and confidential university platform.
Results generated based on 135 items reported graphically as overall EPI™ score, by behaviors (3), and by characteristics (9)
Behavioral study reviewed by 3 PhD level experts that measures at the level of behavior and action
Established face validity of the questionnaire and scale
Mapped along traditional EP models to develop an enhanced, valid, and business applicable construct
Various facilitation techniques used to mitigate social desirability bias
Questions framed for clarity without need for additional context
The EP Model is based on an extensive review of relevant evidence-based studies of leadership
Co-developed and validated by business executives from Fortune 100 organizations working across 4 continents: Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America
Worked hand-in-hand with more than 54 senior business leaders and HR executives to articulate the understanding and need of executive presence among global leaders
Expert leadership development consultants and management psychologists contributed to the development and construct of the questionnaire
Measures only affirmative competencies to support leaders to develop equally in all the relevant behaviors
Data provides information of strengths and possibilities
Carefully selected norm group score to set benchmarks across various industries, geographies, organization levels, genders, ages, ethnicities, etc