You’re the Boss; Now Act Like It

September 12, 2011  |  

(Inc.) — 1. Don’t Always Stay Behind Your Desk:  For everyday conversations about budgets, meetings, or reports, you can remain seated behind your desk. But for anything that’s not part of the daily routine—meeting a client, an interview, a review—stand up. If you welcome that person and shake his or her hand while standing over your desk, you set up a power play. You seem in charge, yes, but also dominating and impenetrable, which will hurt any attempt for a honest or frank conversation. Some business executives keep a separate table in their office for occasions like this.

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