Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tips for building confidence in the classroom

Harvard B-School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter deemed "confidence" the single biggest determinate of success in the workplace. Whether that's true or not, I still think you'll find very helpful this post from the Harvard Business School Blog concerning tips for building confidence about your job. It's a detailed column but here's the summary:

Principles to Remember


  • Be honest with yourself about what you know and what you still need to learn
  • Practice doing the things you are unsure about
  • Embrace new opportunities to prove you can do difficult things


  • Focus excessively on whether you or not you have the ability - think instead about the value you provide
  • Hesitate to ask for external validation if you need it
  • Worry about what others think — focus on yourself, not a theoretical and judgmental audience

You can read the rest here.


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