Posture is Power

“IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGE, BUT HOW YOU’RE COMMUNICATING IT.”

AMY J.C. CUDDY

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow

“Our research has broad implications for people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem due to their hierarchical rank or lack of resources,” says Harvard Business School professor Amy J.C. Cuddy, one of the researchers on the study.

 

From a martial point of view standing square-on and facing anyone is not recommended. Take a look, all their vital organs are exposed and their balance could be easily taken, to the rear or the front. So you’ll be OK in a fight with any of the above.

Also standing like that is pretty confrontational and what do they look like? These are our leaders! I think they would all benefit from sacking their body language advisors and doing a bit of Aikido training. Well actually a lot of Aikido training, probably 10 years minimum.