Forget about elevator shoes:
This Gattaca-style procedure is the way to go....
Originally Posted by barracudapartne
I know that I do not "need" these - but there are studies after studies that show advantages to being tall - it's all about perception - better leadership abilities, etc.
I would still present myself the same way with or without these - but why not take the slight advantage?
Cons outweigh the pros?
Okay, just kidding. In all seriousness, sure, there may be a perception that short people in general are more lacking in leadership abilities and confidence, but I'd venture to say that this is only because so many short people are insecure about their heights in the first place. And given that insecurity is generally seen as a sign of weakness and lack of leadership ability, it's no surprise that more tall people hold positions of prominence than do short people.
I wouldn't trust someone to lead anything if he/she is obviously insecure about something, regardless of what it is. Would you vote for a president who seemed insecure about his receding hairline?
Height doesn't hold a person back, but insecurity drawn from height does. All that should matter to you is that you seem confident in yourself and in your work.
Like all the other posters have stated, your height is fine. Being insecure about your height is only going to make others wonder if height is the only thing you're insecure about. Don't give them reason to do so!