Hard work might get you to the corner office, but your genes will play an important role in your rise to power. Researchers from Harvard, NYU and University College London have identified a DNA sequence that is associated with acting like a leader. While there are innate tendencies at play, YouBeauty Psychology Advisor Art Markman, Ph.D., says you can cultivate behaviors that will propel you to the top: “You can work to create habits that accentuate your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.”

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