NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Are you making any of the body language mistakes that can destroy your chances at career advancement? Executive coach Carol Kinsey Gorman, Ph.D., shared some of the most common body language mistakes that women leaders commonly make with Par Excellence Magazine. Those mistakes include:
- They use too many head tilts.
- They physically condense.
- They act girlish.
- They smile excessively.
- They nod too much.
- They speak “up”.
- They wait their turn.
- They are overly expressive.
- They have a delicate handshake.
- They flirt.
Get the Details: The Body Language Mistakes That Women Leaders Commonly Make via www.parexcellencemagazine.com
Casey Dawes says
So, in order to advance their career, women must stop being…women? In the 70s women had to imitate the suits men wore and now we have to imitate their behavior traits. By their nature, these traits aren’t “wrong,” although they may be an indication of low self-esteem. Maybe the world would be a better place if men learned to “wait their turn,” too.
Susan Gunelius says
You make a great point, Casey. Where do we draw the line between “being women” and not being perceived as women who are in any way inferior to male colleagues. I think the perception issue is one that hasn’t been fixed yet. My best advice to women in business is to be yourself, be professional, and be great at your job. None of those things should matter whether you’re a man or a woman. Act in the manner that creates the right perceptions in your colleagues’ minds based on your career goals.
Belinda Rose says
Re ‘delicate handshake’ I look fighting fit, despite having knuckle joints destroyed by rheumatoid arthritis. If you shake my hand with anything other than a delicate handshake I am left in pain for 30 minutes. I hear the joints being squished.
Please speak against this ‘firm handshake thing! I won’t shake anyone’s hand now, I have had to bear and disguise the unnecesary pain too many times. This goes down badly, with everybody including me.
Please get the word out there!