Do you have Gravitas?

#WorkTrends Recap: Gravitas. Do you have it?

Gravitas has become the newest “it” factor in separating oneself from the pack. People with gravitas stand up, stand out and simply STAND when others may crumble or hide.

As you take stock of your professional brand, ask yourself, “do people take me seriously or do I sabotage myself?” Do you need to bump-up your “cred” in order to move things forward in your professional life?

This week on #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro welcomed special guest Deborah Thomas to discuss what distinguishes someone with gravitas from someone who lacks it.

Here are a few key points Deborah shared:

  • Key to keeping any relationship strong is good communication.
  • Partnerships are a great way to provide secondary offerings to clients. Utilize partners’ strengths to satisfy client needs!
  • Philosophical fit is critical, but don’t underestimate the value of bringing in new and different perspectives
  • Don’t be afraid of Partnering. Look at all options to try to bring a great product to market

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