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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by [Amy Cuddy]
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An Amazon Best Book of December 2015: Madonna isn’t the only person famous for telling people to strike a (power) pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy advocates for the same in a book that expounds on the ideas set forth in her popular 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Shapes Who You Are.” It may sound silly, but assuming the assured body language of Wonder Woman, or that “Man Spreader” on the bus, can literally change your body chemistry and make you feel more confident in anxiety-inducing situations. I must admit I was a bit dubious when I first heard about this, but Cuddy’s Presence offers up sound science to back up her claims, and, well I tried it. Even sans the Lasso of Truth, I was less nervous about a public speaking engagement after taking Cuddy’s advice, and was therefore more successful at that endeavor. Translate this to a first date, a job interview, even those prickly conversations you hesitate to have with loved ones…and you’re conjuring self-confidence at the times you need it most. This is something that hits home for Cuddy, who overcame a traumatic brain injury to become a respected professor and researcher at the Harvard Business School, a feat she once thought inconceivable. Learning about the tenuous time in her life when she was paralyzed with doubts about her intellectual capacity, about how successful she could be in life, lends Presence a certain emotional center you don’t find in many books of its type. –Erin Kodicek

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Amazon "Best Books of December" pick and December spotlight

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AARP Editor's Pick and a "Top Ten Books of 2015"

Forbes "15 Best Business Books of 2015"

Business Insider "20 Best Business Books of 2015"

Business Insider "20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business"

Washington Post "12 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2015"

Inc. #1 pick for "12 New Business Books for the Perfect Gift"

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BusinessMirror "10 Books to Look for in Early 2016"

Bustle "10 Books That'll Inspire You to Make the World a Better Place in 2016"

Irish Independent "The 6 Best Motivational Reads for 2016"

Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award (UK)

World Economic Forum #1 pick for "Books on Leadership to Read This Holiday"
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"Cuddy brings an abundance of humility and charm to the page. Her presence itself--her openhearted desire to help the insecure and the uneasy in this age of anxiety--shines through. PRESENCE feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful."
Heather Havrilesky, front page New York Times Book Review

"Amy Cuddy's must-read new book...is a triple threat: enjoyable, fascinating, and a brightly packaged New Year's resolution....There's a lot more to the body-mind connection, and that's what PRESENCE lays out so well.
Lane Florsheim, Marie Claire

"A must-read for anyone looking to achieve their personal best."
Kim Hubbard, People (Book of the Week)

"Amy Cuddy fuses the rigor of a researcher befitting one of the world's finest universities with the raw empathic insight that springs from uncommonly trying personal experience."
Maria Popova, Brainpickings

"A treatise on presence."
Forbes

"Filled with stories about achieving greater mindfulness, successfully coping with stress, and being present to our immediate moments, PRESENCE will help you direct all your competing energies more effectively. The first step in any great journey of change is into the self, after all."
Bustle

"Want to enjoy a more confident 2016? Consider power posing. This transformative self-help tome explains how assuming the Wonder Woman stance before a big interview sends an empowering message to your mind."
Deirdre Donahue, AARP

"...Cuddy is endearingly normal. And her new book, PRESENCE, is as entertaining as it is scientific."
Associated Press/The National (UAE)

"Amy Cuddy is the high priestess of self-confidence for the self-doubting. In PRESENCE, she uses her warmth, empathy, and laser-sharp intelligence to decode the mysteries of presence under social pressure. A must-read for--well, for everyone."
Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 2614 KB
  • Publication Date : December 22, 2015
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 306 pages
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark (December 22, 2015)
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • ASIN : B00U6DNZK8
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988 ratings