What does our posture say about us? When we think about influential people what image comes to mind? People of influence stand upright, not slumped. Their presence extends into the space around them and they usually have a look of someone who is positive, confident and willing to engage with challenges and risk taking.
“Humans and other animals express power through open, expansive postures, and powerlessness through closed, constrictive postures. But can these postures actually cause power?” This was the question asked by 3 researchers from Colombia and Harvard University in an article called Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance, Dana R. Carney, Amy J.C. Cuddy, and Andy J. Yap. The answer was yes – “…a person can, via a simple two-minute pose, embody power and instantly become more powerful…”
LE provides tools to activate our Centered self. This Centered self is positive, confident and willing to engage with challenges. Applying the practices you will be able to shift to Center on the go, in the middle of an activity, achieving high-levels of performance with enthusiasm and confidence.