Are you a talented, hard-working and intelligent professional who just can't seem to leverage your skills and experience to land that big promotion? According to business consultant Sylvia Ann Hewlett, you may be suffering from a lack of "executive presence."
Hewlett, who also founded the Center for Talent Innovation, is creating lots of buzz with her new book Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success. She argues that it's possible for anyone to attain that ineffable combination of traits known as executive presence. Hewlett tells The Wall Street Journal that anyone can advance their career by considering these three aspects of their professional persona:
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