3 ways to empower yourself

Tips from Harvard Business School

Recent research out of the Harvard Business School suggests that one’s physical position might enhance their sense of power.

1. Occupy more space

Stand with your legs apart and your hands on your hips.

2. Think big picture

If you’re angling for a promotion, think about the big picture instead of focusing on specific steps. Abstract thinking is less constrained and allows thinkers to enjoy a greater sense of power and feelings of control.

3. Deepen your voice

In a series of three experiments, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, investigators found that participants who lowered their vocal pitch instantly felt more confident and powerful.

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