A question often asked by my clients............people who are highly intelligent, hard working, well trained and successful in their own right. Isn't that all you need to succeed?
Apparently not; no.
To get ahead requires more.......it's that 'hard to define - but know it when you see it' quality that exists in stand out leaders. Confidence, authority, credibility, integrity, honesty, emotional intelligence; being able to stand out from the crowd for the right reasons...rather than blend in with everyone else for the wrong ones.
Don't under rate it. Outstanding at standing out is what Executive Presence is all about.