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.
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.