Episode 20: Amy Cuddy – Presence
Your success is dependent on your ability to show up powerfully in any situation. But most of us can be thrown off our game pretty easily – sometimes even by the mere presence of another person. Enter Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, who offers a crazy simple, surprisingly effective path to standing in our power . . . always. Amy’s TED talk on the subject is the second most viewed TED Talk in history (with millions of views). In our conversation about her most recent book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Amy teaches us the research-based path to showing up with power and confidence. Listen here.
- “Just as power makes us expand our bodies, expanding our bodies makes us feel more powerful.”
- “So many of us show up in the veneer of who we think people expect us to be.”
Book: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Bio: Amy Cuddy is known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk, which is the second-most viewed talk in TED’s history. A Harvard Business School professor and social psychologist, Cuddy studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and more.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.