“Executive presence!” A magical buzzword and phrase often whispered in meetings and throughout the [virtual] office. Interestingly enough, it is an ambiguous concept, even a contentious topic at times, and generally a term that many leaders and employees struggle to define and understand. It is most definitely an elusive, intangible characteristic that great leaders are consistently trying to cultivate. Is it the Holy Grail? The je ne sais quoi factor of leadership skills? Perhaps. Executive presence is multi-dimensional; a highly nuanced skill that can be learned. Embodying it is critical to your success, as well as the success of your business or organization. And in the current leadership environment, it is a foundational quality required to move to the next level.