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Reinvent yourself as a leader

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Better habits will up your game, but they take time to establish.

Start work on these:

1. Introduce yourself to three new people at every event. Don’t stress if you’re shy—keep the spotlight on others by asking them questions about themselves and their work.

2. Adopt a power pose for just two minutes—straight spine, shoulders back, arms up or fists on your waist—and it will make you more confident. According to a 2010 Harvard Business School study, power poses made people more likely to take risks and feel more in charge.

3. Walk. A person’s creativity increases by about 60% when walking, according to a 2014 Stanford study, so if you’re feeling stuck or you need inspiration, pounding the pavement for just 5-15 minutes will help.

4. Write down your goals.

5. Readjust your typical morning ­routine—jumping out of bed, throwing on clothes, racing out the door—stifles creativity. Set your alarm a few minutes early so you can rouse yourself slowly.

— Adapted from “8 Tips To Help You Reinvent Yourself,” Time.

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