Great leaders not only understand cognitively what it takes to lead effectively, they embody that understanding in how they sit, stand, listen and speak. And how they use their bodies confirms how well they stay calm in the midst of chaos.
If you haven’t already read it, get Wendy’s book as soon as you finish reading this post.
How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak
by Wendy Palmer and Janet Crawford
The body’s wisdom has long been the topic of Palmer’s powerful work. Conscious embodiment is her frame for using this wisdom in all the acts of living. Her books The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom introduced practices for grounding, centering and enlarging one’s personal field. She has taught leaders around the globe to balance the intelligence of the body with that of the heart and mind.
Crawford, a pioneer in the application of neuroscience to leadership development explicates the evolutionary psychology and current best research that supports the somatic intelligence inherent in Palmer’s practices.
This book is a MUST READ for leaders and those aspiring to be leaders – in their businesses and their lives.
If you’ve already read or are about to dig in, I welcome your comments and questions below.