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Earlier this week, I was honored to visit Good Day Colorado (our awesome morning show here in Denver) to talk about my new book, The Proactive Professional. I hope you enjoy it!
I debated this one for a while. I never realized there were so many good c-words related to career success: communication, collaboration, courage…
Ultimately, I settled on confidence because it’s the one quality that can make all of these things easier. With confidence, you’ll be a better communicator and more effective collaborator. Confidence will help you meet fear with courage. Plus, this is a nice complement to my last article in this series (B is for Brag). After all, you can’t effectively self-promote with a healthy dose of confidence.
When it comes to confidence in the workplace—or anywhere for that matter—it’s important to realize that few people are naturally confident in all situations. Self-doubt is simply a consequence of being human. We all have a drive for social acceptance and when that is jeopardized, our survival instinct kicks in. Most people either shut down or overdo it to compensate.
Where is the healthy balance? How do you embrace confidence in a way that works for you both personally and professionally? Here are some key points to consider. [Read more…]