An often elusive feeling, confidence is something we can all learn, practice and intentionally improve. We'll demystify the idea of confidence and pursue practices for getting more of it.
When you think of someone you'd describe as being confident, what kind of qualities do you imagine? Are they articulate? Resilient? Possessing a sense of gravitas? Arrogant? An extrovert?
Confidence (and over-confidence) are concepts that we can struggle to agree consistent definitions and interpretations of. But what's often familiar is that first hand feeling of lacking confidence at moments where we'd really like to dial it up. And at work, and in teams, confidence is likely something that most of us would like to have more, rather than less of.
But what's revealing is that when you ask the right questions of those who seem to have lots of seemingly 'natural' confidence; it's often because they've put in time, and worked out approaches to feeling more confident and appearing so when it counts.
We'll focus on:
— The case for confidence at work
— Our inner coach and inner critic
— Limiting beliefs, and how to limit them
— Why practice makes perfect
— Confidence lifts, and quick wins
— Conversations for confidence in teams