Tag: confidence

5 Surprising Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Being Heard thumbnail

Have you ever felt this way? You’ve got great ideas. You care deeply. AND you’re frustrated. Why is no one picking up what you’re putting down? Don’t give up. Take a careful look at your idea in the context of your other behaviors and interaction with the team.

Five Surprising Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Being Heard

1. You’re Under-Invested If you want your idea to gain

Confident Leaders Display Their Passion (Chip Bell) thumbnail

Winning Well Connection

We’ve enjoyed getting to know Chip over the years and are so inspired by his passionate approach to creating a great customer experience. He truly understands the importance of Winning Well not just with employees but with customers as well.   Larry Smith lost it! And of all places, he lost it in the big-deal quarterly leadership meeting. He absolutely went over the edge

When Confidence Turns to Arrogance (Mary Kelly) thumbnail

Winning Well Connection

Mary has been an amazing supporter of David’s from early in his professional speaking career and an amazing friend. As she said on David and my engagement, “I feel like I’m gaining a sister.”  There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. When leaders are confident, they have a deep belief in their ability to make a difference in the world

5 Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

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Throughout our new book, Winning Well (available now!), David and I talk consistently about the importance of confidence AND humility, results AND relationships. So many of the managers we work with tell us that the hardest part to master is confidence. Even those highly successful managers who appear to be Winning Well and making a difference will often take us aside and admit that they sometimes feel like a

The Worst Reason Women Don’t Get Promoted thumbnail

The room was filled with successful, competent, middle-aged women. We’d just finished a powerful workshop where each of them had identified ways they could make a bigger impact in the their organizations, in the world and in the women leaders coming up behind them. Then over lunch, Laura turned to me and confessed, “Karin, I’m still having trouble with your confident humility model. I think most

5 Ways to Ensure Your Voice is Heard

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In the Q&A after my keynote the other day, a woman (ironically after refusing to use my microphone) asked, “You know that part where you talk about Professor Lupin and facing your fears? What if your biggest fear is that you won’t be heard… how do you make that feel ridiculous?” We chatted for a moment about really considering what “the worst thing that could happen” was in

Experts Share Advice on Inspiring Breakthrough Results: A Frontline Festival thumbnail

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our March Festival is all about inspiring breakthrough results. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Festival is all about “Spring Cleaning” for your leadership or team (e.g. renew, refresh, planting seeds). New contributors welcome.

The Internal Side of

Leadership Pros Contribute Thoughts about Humility: A Frontline Festival thumbnail

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our February Festival is all about humility. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Festival is all about inspiring breakthrough results. New contributors welcome. Humility: We’re all shaped by it “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” –

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