7 body language tricks of successful leaders

There are plenty of things successful leaders say – and don’t say – that we should reflect upon and adopt. But sometimes before you’ve even gotten a word out, your body has already spoken for you. This can be a good thing if we are aware of our body language.

Leadership guru Peter Economy explains that since the majority of our communication is nonverbal, there are several “body language secrets” that would be in our best interest to know. His list includes:

  1. Stand up straight. Good posture shows that you are confident – it’s also good for you.
  2. Uncross your arms. Crossing your arms gives the impression that you are closed off.


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