Executive presence further eludes professionals of color because they’re not likely to get feedback on their “presentation of self.”
I searched the online dictionaries and found the definitions below for the verb elude:
- to avoid someone or something
- If something eludes you, you do not succeed in achieving it
However I cann't understand meaning of the sentence.
So could you please explain it to me?
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Executive presence further eludes professionals of color because they’re not likely to get feedback on their “presentation of self.” Qualitative fi ndings affi rm that their superiors, most of whom are white, hesitate to call attention to gravitas shortfalls or communication blunders for fear of coming across as racially insensitive or discriminatory. While sponsors might close this gap by specifi cally addressing EP issues with their high potentials, CTI’s 2012 research shows that professionals of color are much less likely to have a sponsor than Caucasians (8% versus 13%).4 When they do get feedback, they’re unclear about how to act on it, particularly if they were born outside the United States. This is a serious problem for corporations that need local expertise to expand their infl uence in global markets.