Attractiveness and the Leadership Quotient

TalkShop Attractiveness and Leadership TipsStudies show the link between attractiveness and leadership. It is a primal instinct to associate good qualities with attractiveness. Today, looks do matter, with more attractive people enjoying greater chances of clinching the promotion, bagging the job, or sealing the deal.

But are good looks sufficient? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “Stereotyping does happen in the workplace. Attractive, slim, and young-looking people are perceived as strong and more influential. On the other hand, those less attractive and overweight come across as lethargic and undisciplined.

Does one have to be beautiful in order to have the edge in the workplace? Viesca says “Being attractive is subjective. It is all about being healthy, with a pleasant demeanor, and a likeable personality. She offers the following tips to attain “executive presence” that positions one for greater leadership roles:

1. Look confident. Walk tall, hold shoulders back and keep your chin up.

2. Take years off by updating your hairstyle, make-up , and wardrobe.

3. Use open gestures and assertive body language.

4. Stay fit. Exercise for at least 30 minutes daily.

5. Stay positive. Your mindset will communicate to others that you are ready for the next leadership challenge.

Viesca clarifies, “Ultimately, while good looks can win you the promotion or the business, this has to be backed by brains, performance, and the right attitude for one to be successful in any leadership role.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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