Matt Curtis on The Benefits of Improving Posture at Work

In Chapter 13 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Matt Curtis answers "What Skills Are You Working on Right Now to Become Better at Your Job?" Now 42 years old, Curtis shares how using a standup desk has made him realize posture is a key job skill. The desk helps Curtis improve his posture and be more productive at work. As a more engaged employee, he then works on practicing patience to be more positive at the office.

Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was deputy to Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He has represented the City of Austin at the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities. In 2011, Curtis joined the Harvard Kennedy School Urban Policy Advisory Board to work on national best practices facing American cities. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.