Gravitas – a key attribute of leaders

In a recent interview on Forbes.com, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation said the following:

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“We found that executive presence (EP) is a dynamic mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. However, 67% of the 268 senior executives we surveyed reported that “gravitas,” the confidence and judgment you inspire in others to follow and trust your vision, carries the most weight in projecting executive presence.  This quality is extremely important because it signals that you not only have depth and heft but you also have the confidence and credibility to get your point across and communicate the authority of a leader.”

Do you agree? 

Read the Forbes article here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/moiraforbes/2014/07/10/are-you-leadership-material/

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