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I Can Read You Like a Book by Maryann Karinch, Gregory Hartley

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CHAPTER 10

Using Body Languageto Your Advantagein Business

Business is a subset of the rest of humankind. Think of it as a microculture or sub-tribe composed of people from multiple tribes who come together for a common purpose. Whether you are the receptionist or the CEO, you are part of a collective that shares a reason for being at work. In this process, you have to learn the social norms of others. Even if you are the super-typical, you still need to follow certain ground rules. You can change these through precedent, but even then, there are limits.

I start with this discussion because you need to be conscious of what the ground rules are for your tribe. Unacceptable behavior may get you voted off the island. Your first step is to assess ...

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