Taller on the outside than the inside

November 24, 2013

WWIt seems like there is some truth in the expression ‘fake it until you make it’. Really! Could standing like Superman or Wonder Woman actually make you feel and look more powerful? The answer appears to be yes. Expansive, open body postures increase testosterone, decrease stress and make people feel more in control. And here’s the interesting bit, in a selection situation, especially when candidates have to give presentations, holding a more ‘powerful’ posture increases the chances of getting hired by 20%. So strike a pose before going in to an interview (it would be a bit weird if you struck up your Superman or Wonder Woman position when you were actually in the room), and stand tall when delivering a presentation. It could make a big difference.

More info: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/10/1363.abstract

Wonder Woman. Created by a psychologist! Have a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Moulton_Marston


If you don’t prioritise your life, someone else will!

June 29, 2012

Do you say ‘Yes’ when you should say ‘No’… We all do it, but why? Read Greg McKeown’s article:

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/06/how_to_say_no_to_a_controlling.html


Three things introverts should learn

March 3, 2011

If you want to know what they are (!), read Michael Pearn’s post at:

http://baodn.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-ponder-three-things-introverts.html

PS: Michael was a founding partner at Pearn Kandola. He now has his own consultancy and is an authority on positive psychology.


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