If you show enthusiasm, ask questions, speak authoritatively, it’s all you need to get that job, make the impression in the group, or make a good presentation, say career counsellors and advisors. Yet an often overlooked factor — good posture — may be an even more powerful force.
According to research by L. Huang and associates, of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and published in Psychological Science, posture plays an important role in determining whether people act as though they are in charge. The research finds that “posture expansiveness,” or positioning oneself in a way that opens up the body and takes up more space, activates a sense of power that produces behavioural changes in a person independent of rank or hierarchical role in an organization.
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