Fake it Till You Become it — the “Power Person” in the Room

The popular concept “fake it till you make it” dates to Aristotle who famously proclaimed that acting virtuous will make you virtuous.

But Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy has a new take on this old expression: “Fake it Till You Become it.”

Power Poses

In her TED presentation, “How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are,” Cuddy gives examples from her research that faking it actually works. As she says, “…when you pretend to be powerful, you are also more likely to feel powerful.” …Read more…

Practice Makes Eli Pariser Almost “Perfect” for his Talk at a TED Conference

Being asked to speak at a TED conference is a very big deal. So when author Eli Pariser was given his nine minutes of fame in front of an influential TED audience, he needed to make the most of the opportunity to promote the ideas in his book, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You.Practice Ted Ideas Worth Spreading

TED conferences are prestigious events attended by industry leaders who come to hear “riveting talks …Read more…

Will Email and Social Media Ruin Your Post-COVID Vacation?

With or Without Your Cell phone

With or Without?

Be honest. Were you constantly checking your company email and social media accounts this resent holiday weekend?

The summer vacation season “officially” started with the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. although it is likely to look very different in these post-pandemic days. Since the advent of the Internet, most of us find that we’re tethered to our smart phones because business colleagues and clients expect that we’ll be available 24/7, even when on vacation or PTO (Paid Time Off).

We all know we need a break from work to refresh ourselves whether we’ve been working from at-home or in the office. Harvard calls this predictable time off. In a study of consultants at Boston Consulting Group, Harvard researchers learned that productivity improved when consultants were …Read more…

Do You Think You Have the Executive Presence to Get Ahead? Think Again

Appearance Counts

If you wonder why so few women are running Fortune 500 companies, it’s because they lack “executive presence.” That’s not our opinion, but the results of a revealing study that’s summarized in a special @WORK supplement in Marie Claire magazine.

Looking and Acting the Part

In the view of Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founder of Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) the think tank that conducted the study, these are the traits that will make you a contender for the top spot: …Read more…