Leadership

Author: Susan Baracco

Confidence - Was She Born With It?

By Susan Baracco
March 18, 2018 Category: Leadership, Spotlight

An extraordinary, almost unimaginable belief that you can succeed, even when the odds are stacked against you. The sense that you can achieve what you set out to do; that you have what it takes. You just know it. Thats confidence. Why is it that women seem to struggle with confidence? It turns out that question comes with a rather complex set of answers. Many factors like life events and societal norms contribute to and detract from our level of confidence. For both men and women. And for the record, Im not talking about ego or arrogance. Confidence is much quieter than those obnoxious twins and runs far deeper. I believe in part that its a matter of absolutes; we are seeking a definitive black or white answer. Either we are confident, or we are not. But remember, confidence is quieter than ego, so it may be harder to recognize in ourselves. I took this question about confidence to thirty successful women leaders over the past several months. Their answers might surprise you. Perhaps

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