Presence, revealing our existence is being connected to our core essence. Our readiness to express our emotions and thoughts and living our values are directly related to the strength of this connection. That is, when we are present, we become “ourselves”; our inner voices are quiet and what we believe in, say and do are in harmony. This harmony may be disrupted when you feel stressed and concerned, especially in situations whereby you are subject to evaluation such as board meetings, performance meetings, speeches you are to make in front of a big audience or business interviews which are very important for you.
Associate professor of Harvard Business School and social psychologist Amy Cuddy validates through her scientific research that our body can change our thoughts. With only two minutes halts, you can increase your testosterone hormone which is associated to power and decrease the cortisone level of your stress hormone. Thus, your mind will be ready to overcome stressful situations. When your mind changes, your behavior also changes and you achieve the results you desire.
The “power positions” Cuddy recommends are very simple. In a standing position, open your legs at shoulder width. Place your hands to your waist or raise your arms in “V” shape as a race winner athlete. Stay in this position for two minutes. Your mind is now ready! Now you can exhibit your passion, enthusiasm with self confidence and overcome challenges as “yourself”.
As a leader, in which situations can power positions serve for you?
Be present with love,
Aylin Bozkurt Tüzmen
MBA, PCC, ACPC
High Dreams Suggests:
Associate professor of Harvard Business School and social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in her TED talk, watched by 31 million people, how your body language shapes who you are.
High Dreams Suggests:
In her book “Presence”, Amy Cuddy reveals how to unleash your boldest self to perform at your peak with stories of people who were inspired to transform by her famous TED talk.
Who is Aylin Bozkurt Tüzmen?
With 18 years of business experience that started in the finance sector as a management trainee in the multinational bank HSBC Bank and continued in the real sector as middle and top level finance manager in Istanbul and New York, I now serve as a Professional Certified Coach at High Dreams Coaching & Mentoring Services specializing in leadership and team coaching, mentoring & supervision to coaches, and feedback. My mission is to contribute to the transformation of leaders, teams and organizations in accordance with their values and strengths so that they can realize their visions and hence reach their high dreams. I hold International Coach Federation (ICF)’s PCC (Professional Certified Coach) and Adler International Learning Canada’s ACPC (Adler Certified Professional Coach) titles.