Harvard social psychologist, Amy Cuddy with her acclaimed TED talk on “How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”
A thoughtful, insightful, instructive and, at times, moving 20 minutes introduction to the proven benefits of “Power Posing”.
You’ll learn that, “Non verbals actually govern how we think and feel about ourselves”. Now that is a critical learning. It means you can ‘act’ and ‘be’ your way to performance and achieving better results than today, even future greatness.
You see, according to Cuddy et al, feelings and behaviour go both ways. So you can pretend and feel it. We know that our minds change our bodies. But it’s also true that our bodies can change our minds. It works with smiling and happiness. It can also work with power posing and power.
Find out the full detail in the academic paper from Cuddy et al here.
This week, while travelling in Asia, I learned of the death of one of my favourite authors. It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, most famous for his work, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.’The man who reminded us of the wisdom of “always keeping the main thing, the main thing” – and with his metaphor of the compass above the clock, “never letting the urgent get in the way of the truly important.”
Somehow, to me, Dr. Covey was more than an author. Because he personally narrated many of his audiobooks – titles I’ve listened to repeatedly over the years since I was first introduced to his work back in 1995 – he has always felt closer, more like a personal [..]
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proven it is more than possible to stand out. Despite a busy labour market packed with rival grad’s vying for prime employment opportunities, Kyle not only received 15 job offers, he secured “big league” press coverage too. Smart. But most impressive was his £0.00, initiative-only budget.
This approach is so refreshing in a market packed with people saying it’s hard or it’s impossible. Actually, it’s possible and Kyle’s proof.
Kyle hit upon the idea of auctioning himself – Ebay-style – to potential employers. Amusing – yes. Quirky – for sure. Effective – so it would seem. Kyle’s now at work and thousands of others are still asking, “What happened?”
See the site here: http://employkyle.com
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Decide what rules you can break to achieve an “impossible” result.
What are you waiting for? Go do.