You’re Already Good Enough

Fresh on the heels of listening to the recording of “You’re Already Good Enough: How Embracing Imperfection and Cultivating Confidence Frees You to Influence and Lead,” I’m putting together an expressive arts project for homeless youth. As I work, I’m thinking, “That’s what these kids need to hear: ‘You’re already good enough!’” Then I pause. […]

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Mothers as Leaders

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It is impossible to overestimate the value of mothers as leaders.  As the poet, William Ross Wallace, wrote, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”  And we are all familiar with this quote from Abraham Lincoln:  “All I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” […]

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Overconfident Men

In their study about women and confidence (see previous blog post), Katty Kay and Claire Shipman found a number of interesting things. Here are some of the highlights. See if they ring true for you. In studies, men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both. Their performances do not differ in quality. Do […]

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Insights into the Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. In two decades of covering American politics, Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC News, and Katty Kay, the anchor of BBC World News America, have interviewed some of the most influential women in the nation. They’ve been […]

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