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Displaying confidence seems to be an unwritten rule for getting ahead within large organizations. Those we see as displaying a outgoing personality, head held high, and they know how to say all the right things at the right time. But, is this true?
I believe that high-achieving professionals can achieve their executive ambitions by appropriately building and applying their confidence.
Consider two perspectives: first from Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of business psychology at the University College London, and author of the book Confidence, and second from my experience coaching high achieving professionals.
Professor Tomas describes two extremes of self-evaluation. On one end is overconfidence. On the other end is humility, and possibly even insecurity.
What I found particularly interesting in the book is the...