- Fact: Research done by psychologist John Riskind and others shows that the simple act of adopting an upright posture, as opposed to a slumped one, makes us feel more confident and less stressed, helps us to receive constructive feedback more effectively and makes us more persistent problem solvers.
- Action: Whenever you have to engage in a tough conversation or take an unpopular stand, embody your length– sit upright with a tall spine, shoulders open and relaxed and chin slightly tilted up. Hold your upright posture in the face of push back and resistance. Doing so will give you the necessary support you need to stay the course and to engage with others from a place of strength.
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