A new study out of the US confirms what short people have always feared – tall people are perceived as more successful and they get paid more! Each 2.5cm apparently adds $US783 ($1135) a year to a person’s income!
“Height matters for career success,” said Professor Timothy Judge, whose research found the taller the person the fatter their wallet.
Researchers found tall people tended to be more confident and that people viewed them as self-assured and more successful.
This is another great example that your presentation, image and style all matter in life. Your business’s quality is perceived on a huge range of things that you mightn’t even be aware of. Are you putting your best foot forward at all times?
And I said that for a reason!
For centuries, your shoes have been a very important indicator of your status and the way you are perceived – thus the terms “well-heeled” and ‘down at the heel”.
Sure, substance should beat style. But I’m here to tell you that very often it doesn’t. (Why not have both substance AND style – an unbeatable combination!)