confidence

In Support of Amy Cuddy and Power Posing

October 10, 2016

Wonder Woman kicks butt. She’s strong, principled, and makes people tell the truth with her golden lasso. When I was a kid, I watched the Linda Carter version on TV.  She’s my favorite heroine, as evidenced by the many WW items adorning my home. When Harvard professor Amy Cuddy made news with her 2012 “power […]

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Developing the Confidence of an Emerging Leader

October 7, 2013

For many years, I was an advisor for the Junior Achievement Company Program, which was an after-school economic education course. Over a three month period a group of 20 – 30 high school students met weekly to run a company of their creation. The students elected officers, created a product to sell and managed the company’s […]

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Deflecting Compliments is Not an Olympic Sport

July 3, 2013

Have you noticed that some women seem loathe to receive a compliment? It’s almost like one-upping in reverse: who can denigrate themselves the fastest in a conversation? If deflecting compliments was a sport, some women would be Olympic gold medal contenders. Case in point: in a comedy sketch shown on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, […]

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Why Confidence is so Important When Leading Change and How to Build It

May 30, 2013

Guest Post by Phil Buckley Confidence is the most important trait leaders can draw upon when leading change. They need to be confident that they are looking at the right information, making the right decisions and giving people the right support to take on new routines. Confidence enables focus, builds momentum and inspires people to […]

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