Have you ever met someone who’s physical presence is a little underwhelming? Their demeanor says they don’t matter and their handshake leaves something to be desired?
This reinforces the notions it’s not what you know that really matters. There’s more to leadership than our knowledge. Our presence in leadership matters just as much, if not more.
Think back to the man you’ve met who left you underwhelmed. Why did you feel this way about this specific person?
I can think of a few reasons:
Their lack of confidence showed in their body language.
We read people by the way they carry themselves.
A lack of energy can often be felt by the other party.
These are but a few reasons you may feel underwhelmed by the presence of another person. As a leader, you need to be aware of the way you’re carrying yourself. Your body language can speak much louder than the words you speak.