Growing up as an awkward, gangly teen my mum would say to me “head up, shoulders back”.
She provided prompts to help me get a better posture.
In doing so she recognised that developing a posture is an infinite practice with no end point.
So too are the postures we seek to develop as leaders, such as a posture of empathy or generosity.
In thinking about these postures, it’s worth noodling on what prompts we might use.
For empathy it might be: ask questions and hold space.
For generosity it might be: call out good in others.
In short, consider: what posture am I seeking to cultivate? What prompts will I use to practice this posture?