Sometimes it’s called gravitas, sometimes just presence. It’s that “thing” that some seem to just have and exude naturally that makes people listen, pay attention, follow.
All too often, it’s a missing quality from our most capable team members. It’s what can prevent them from getting that new opportunity. And it can be “spotted” by applying the observation techniques suggested by this author.
I found the categorizations particularly helpful, as I can use them to spot folks who have potential to move ahead, something our organization is always looking for.
Don’t seek new talent until you’ve invested in the underutilized members of your existing team. You don’t need to find great leaders, you already have them! It’s a matter of leveraging your overlooked potential and helping them build the skills to strengthen their executive presence and make others take notice, too.