Speaking up in meetings can be nerve-wracking for many people. Even workers who are not normally shy feel panic at the thought of expressing ideas in front of the boss. One employee of a nonprofit says she can feel her throat close up if she’s called on to express an opinion. Another colleague says, “I’m … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Point More Effectively
Losing your job is a traumatic experience. It ranks among the top 10 stressors for adults, along with death and divorce. In fact, being let go feels like an awful combination of death and divorce, an event that will surely shake your confidence. And confidence is what you need for a successful career transition. No … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry
When was your last epic fail? Chances are I can make a good guess about it by knowing whether you’re a man or a woman.
Let’s face it; after you’ve been job searching for a while, your confidence takes a beating. You may feel invisible; especially if your job search is mostly online, you may feel like no one knows you’re there. It may be tempting to go for comfort over style when you do venture out. After all, who cares what you wear to the grocery store, right?
It’s the other F word: failure. We know intellectually that we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes, but each failure still feels like a kick in the gut.
Lang believe that most business people believe in the power of expertise. People who know things are smart people, and what they think matters. The problem with this theory is that experts are creating ideas based on what has worked before.
To be coachable, a player needs to be open to the idea that he has room to improve. That attitude is in direct opposition to what got that player to the big leagues in the first place: huge confidence and unswerving belief that s/he’s the best of the best.
I’ve been sharing tips from Charlie Houpert, the 20-something author of Charisma on Command: Inspire, Impress, and Energize Everyone You Meet . He has a formula for “taking your confidence and charisma to the next level in the situations where you need it the most.” Houpert has some actionable tips for becoming more charismatic. Here … Continue reading Become More Charismatic
When someone is laid off or fired, one of the most persistent emotions they must deal with is shame.
Writing for Psychology Today, Carlin Flora says that everyone suffers from what’s commonly known as Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives. First, though, she corrects the popular notion that it’s actually a psychological problem. “There’s no disorder, no diagnosis, no cure,” she writes. “Impostor phenomenon, or IP, [is]a term coined in the late … Continue reading When You Feel Like a Fake