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Lead better by improving your posture? (video)

December 3, 2014

What if you could boost your confidence and be a better leader simply by altering your posture and the way you carry yourself?

Well, according to Dr. Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School Associate Professor, social psychologist, and Linkage faculty member, there’s hard science behind the idea that simply altering your posture—uncrossing your arms, standing tall, etc.—to convey confidence (even when we don’t feel confident) can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and actually help you feel more confident and be more successful.

Watch the video to see how it works.

What do you think? Does this kind of “faking it till you make it” really work? Share your thoughts with us below.

Learn more about Power Posing and the science of confidence from Dr. Cuddy on March 30, 2015, at the Leadership Summit for Women: Leading the Future of Academic Medicine and Healthcare in Ann Arbor, MI.

Register by December 31, 2014, for early bird pricing of $495 per person. Call 781.402.5555 today for group rates.

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