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Go ahead: Take up space!

Kristy Grant-Hart ( is the Managing Director of Spark Compliance Consulting in London, and author of the book, How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer.

Right now, observe how you’re sitting. Are you slumped over, shoulders humped, with your neck down? Or are you sitting tall and proud, chest up, and back straight? Take note—these things matter. Dr. Amy Cuddy, author of Presence,[1] and famous TED Talk presenter, proves in no uncertain terms in her book that your confidence can be improved simply by sitting or standing like a confident person.

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