A couple of people have sent me this TED talk by Amy Cuddy recently. If you’re a leader anywhere, it’s worth taking a look at. I’ve long had an interest in coaching leaders somatically (in other words, including the body in coaching), and this talk begins to illuminate why somatic awareness is so important to leadership. While I find Cuddy’s own body language to be incongruent with what she’s saying, her research points to a critical aspect of leadership development and is well worth paying attention to.
Your turn: What do you think? What struck you most about what Cuddy has to say?