The Confident Leader
It Isn't About Self-Confidence
Much has been written about confidence, and much of it focuses on feelings of self-efficacy. We wonder: “Am I capable?” “Can I do this?” “What if I fail?” Authors and experts propose that in order to be successful, it’s not so important to focus on the impression you’re making on others. But is this true when it comes to leadership?
After three years of coaching and guiding senior leaders using a new, science-based assessment of executive presence, we’ve found that there’s much more to confidence than that. Data from more than 1,000 high-potential and senior leaders show that many who report feeling less than highly confident are still viewed as very confident and highly effective.
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