Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2712: Bill Gates, Satya Nadella and Steve Balmer - Body Language Leaders Should Never Use (PHOTO)

The first, third and second CEOs of Microsoft are shown in this image at recent press conference. Bill Gates, Satya Nadella and Steve Balmer (left to right) are all displaying different nonverbal MAPs (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier). Despite these men all being brilliant, wealthy and very accomplished, these body language configurations all are significant for beta emotional tones. Gates' and Balmer's full and unilateral arm-crosses are suggestive of defensiveness and closed-mindedness, with an added critical evaluation component by Balmer (hand to chin) - while Nadella's fig leaf nonverbal conveys both low emotional comfort and diminished confidence.

With rare exception leaders should never adopt any of these nonverbal combinations.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2710: Microsoft's New CEO Sayta Nadella's Body Language vs. Bill Gates

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2711: John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov - Tell Me How You Really Feel - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2709: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Can You Tell When an Oscar Winning Actor is Lying? Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2155:  Body Language Tells at the Second Presidential Debate  Mitt Romney at Attention &  President Obama's Disapproval-Subtle Contempt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2633: Abigail Hernandez, Missing N.H. 15 year old, Body Language Clues

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1720:  Critical Evaluation, Disbelief & a Partial Emblematic Slip  Valérie Trierweiler & Francois Hollande

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1926:  Mexico's President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto Critical Evaluation Body Language Cluster