When it comes to gravitas, many of us think that you either have it, or you don’t. We tend to look at people who exude confidence under stress, act decisively, speak their minds, bounce back from stress, and are regarded by others as being important, with wonder and awe: Were they just born that way?

Maybe, but the good news is that many of the behaviors associated with gravitas can be learned. While we often associate gravitas with being able to command the room with our powerful presence, true gravitas is about self-management: making other people feel significant, important, and powerful, too.

Here are three surprising behaviors you can act on today that will help build your gravitas.

Read the rest of the article