A leader is recognized by his or her body language. Great leaders show respect for others in the home, in relationships and business dealings, but they still exhibit power in their body language. There are body language cues anyone can learn to look like a leader. You too can learn to use body language to show your good leadership abilities.
First, let's look at what NOT to do. Here are the things that are signs of someone who is not a good leader: (You should not do these things!)
We have developed an additional website with researcher's results of fascinating relationship studies. Included is a webpage on men and their status seeking habits.
Check out how most men are always trying to raise their status:
Here are positive indicators of people who are good leaders, or are working toward a leadership position: (Maybe these are things you might do!)
Respect is earned. Use your body language to get the respect you deserve.
Leaders and people who feel confident display their feelings with body language that is open and strong. They take up more space and do not try to hide.
When people feel insecure and lack self-confidence, they tend to exhibit closed body language and make their body take up less space.
Research shows that people feeling strong and energized have higher testosterone hormone and lower cortisone, the stress hormone. Interestingly, if you purposefully exhibit the open and energized body language you can produce more testosterone and lower your cortisone. That is good and can benefit your body's health and vitality. Wow! What a deal: free health and wellness treatment whenever you want it! (Maybe time to join a gym and attend exercise classes!)
© Copyright 2005, revised 2009, 2015 by Lawrence Rodrigues, M.S., Director: EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding.
All rights reserved worldwide.