Years ago it went against the grain to hear a person show-off and push
Nowadays, I'm asked to help individuals gain more visibility to demonstrate
their achievements by developing gravitas skills, building confidence and
get successes, aspirations and ambitions recognised.
I love quoting this from Penny Vincenzi, when people ask me why they
should work on their gravitas: 'Confidence is a powerful ally. It trains
success in its wake. It lends authority assets in decision making, bestows
mental and physical stamina and clarity of thought. The confident are
charismatic, effective, persuasive they can hardly help but win'.
But how do we get it and manage it in a way to influence without going over
It's about creating a Gravitas Plan.
I worked with coach, Christine Froebel, who persuaded me of the merits of
weekly learning logs as ammunition to assess:
What I achieved
What I learned in the process
What the takeaways were so I could get on top of my role
How it all fitted in with my career aspirations and goals
And, how I demonstrated the benefits to my organisation.
Once you have the information it can be worked into a Gravitas Plan.
Be confident, authentic and build trust.