I stumbled upon this TED presentation by Amy Cuddy titled “Your body language shapes who you are”. Look it up and maybe you recognize yourself; I know I did.
I’m a skeptic when it comes to self-help things but this presentation has a scientific backing. I know that I’ve been toning down my posture because I can come out as a bit of a pit bull (I prefer bulldog); that can intimidate some and turn off others.
Since project management is not about the individual and certainly not about the PM, presenting yourself in a way that engages others is essential. The presentation by Amy Cuddy may give you the edge you need to face the project.
What do you think? As always questions and comments are welcome.
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