Practicing my stances!


My Karate Sensei teaches us to always be in a stance. As we move around, kick, and punch, we transition from one stance to another. A stance represents power and stability. When we maintain our stance, we have a better chance to protect ourselves, attack, and win.

Holding our stance is not limited to karate. It applies equally to personal and business life, including managing change and projects. For instance, we hold our stance when we have clarity on our goals, understand our operating environment, and recognise our stakeholders. We hold our stance when we know our values (both negotiable and non-negotiable) and proactively manage risks.

We may not always be able to maintain our stance. When we are out of stance, being aware of our vulnerability is important.

I am busy practicing my stances and I have a long way to go!