How changing posture can change your fate at work
It sounds odd, but some lab studies indicate that embracing the so-called “power attitude” could mean the difference between success or failure in the workplace.
If you’re worried about an upcoming job interview or a stressful meeting in the office, mastering the art of controlling your body language, or «non-verbal cues,» might be the way to go.
«People have a lot of control over their ability to rise to the occasion and show their better or ambitious natures,» says Amy Cuddy, associate professor at Harvard Business School and author of «Make Yourself Big: How the Body Shapes the mind». .
Humans are biologically wired to reflect our moods on our outward appearance, Cuddy says.