In part three, Templar consultant Carolina Perez Sanz explores gravitas, the backbone of executive presence. Gravitas – weight in Latin – was one of the virtues the Romans expected of leaders. They understood it as seriousness, dignity, and commitment to the mission. This metaphorical quality of heaviness correlates with the steady energy, deliberate movements, and non-reactiveness characteristic of high-status people.
In part two of our series, we explore the communication dimension of executive presence: speaking and listening habits that help people predict executives’ ability to perform at a higher level. We’ll look at the critical elements that can add ‘noise’ to communication.
In this three-part series on Executive Presence, Templar consultant Carolina Perez Sanz identifies the critical elements that can undermine your leadership presence – the dissonant ‘noise’ that may blur your message. Removing this noise enables you to broadcast a clear signal: trust me to execute.
As research confirms, increasing gender diversity improves financial performance, supports innovation and increases problem solving. All of this can only happen when employers drive initiatives to make all employees heard and have performance recognition proactively managed.
A key priority for us here at Templar is helping organisations achieve greater gender equality, and we are proud to announce the launch of our global Women’s Development Series. Programmes include Executive Presence, Negotiation for Women, Speaking Up, Building Political Capital and Own Your Brand.