Smile and success – Should you whiten your teeth?


Smiling is a powerful form of non-verbal communication, but what does yours say? According to the three-part study (commissioned by, which included simulated job interviews, simulated first dates, and a quantitative online survey, there is a correlation between your smile and success. More than half of the study participants were more

Smile and success – Should you whiten your teeth?2020-09-12T17:27:01+00:00

Grooming and Executive Presence


What do you think matters the most about your presence in the workplace? For those who work in an office or in-person working environment, it is common to focus primarily on the skills you bring to your employer and the knowledge you carry with you. It is easy to forget, especially as

Grooming and Executive Presence2020-09-12T15:44:30+00:00

Body odor in the workplace


There's a common saying, "don't sweat the small stuff"... And then there's body odor. Some of the most embarrassing grooming issues in the workplace have to do a personal care basic—deodorant. Many of us don't like to talk about sweat management, as it can often be a sensitive topic. Whether you sweat

Body odor in the workplace2020-09-12T15:45:14+00:00

Does your look and appearance affect one’s career?


The price of distractions is so much higher than you think. While we think that we are not judged by our looks or appearance, the truth is we are. The same study we shared in this article found that only 5 percent of leaders consider visual appearance to be a critical factor

Does your look and appearance affect one’s career?2020-09-12T15:48:05+00:00

Obesity and career – does your weight hold you back?


Unexpected Ways to Get to the Top beyond your Weight Obesity and career, does it hold you back? Does your weight affect your success? And how about being underweight? Many questions related to weight and its impact on someone's career hit my mailbox on a regular base. A recent research study co-authored

Obesity and career – does your weight hold you back?2020-09-12T15:54:10+00:00

Weight discrimination in the workplace


Does your weight impact your career? Is there such a thing as 'weight discrimination'? A question many of us ask ourselves. No matter if overweight or underweight, no matter if female or male: "Does my weight matter for my career success at work?" Evidence suggests that society places a double standard on

Weight discrimination in the workplace2020-09-12T15:46:06+00:00

Being tall may help you climb the ladder—in more ways than one.


Size matters. It really does. Does size matter in the workplace? The Center for Talent Innovation surveyed more than four thousand college-educated professionals and senior executives and found that sixteen percent said it’s essential for men to be tall, compared to just six percent for women. Being short is linked to negative

Being tall may help you climb the ladder—in more ways than one.2020-08-06T16:18:29+00:00

Are attractive people really more successful?


Looking good is not enough, but... In his book, Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, Daniel Hamermesh (Labor Economist at the University of Texas) published the results of his lifelong studies on how physical beauty affects employment and earning potential. He shares some thought-provoking observations about the relationship between self-esteem,

Are attractive people really more successful?2020-08-06T16:18:55+00:00

Have you heard of Albert Mehrabian’s “7% 38% 55% rule”?


Sorry, you’ve been lied to… Let’s start with a truthdrop that actually isn’t one, instead has been comprehensively debunked many times, but still, it persists. Chances are high you’ve heard at least one “expert” quoting the famous Albert Mehrabian study and suggesting that words account for 7 percent, tone of voice accounts for

Have you heard of Albert Mehrabian’s “7% 38% 55% rule”?2020-08-06T16:20:36+00:00
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