Among the laundry list of qualities a leader should possess, I believe it is executive presence which is more important.

Without it, you merely won’t be perceived as a leader, no matter what your title or level of authority, no matter how well you dress or speak.

According to 62 percent of the leaders surveyed from across the globe, feel that Gravitas is what one should possess of and signals to the world you’re made of the right stuff and can be entrusted with grave responsibility.

What makes up gravitas this elusive but all-important piece of executive presence?

People will have formed an opinion of you before you’re in a position to help them create it, which is why 56 percent of leaders concur that reputation matters a great deal in establishing EP for women and 57 percent agree it matters for men.