Tag: confidence

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

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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

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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.” –

The Turnaround Factor: Digging Deeper

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One of the most important leadership lessons of my life happened five minutes after I stepped off that stage. I’d been giving out recognition awards on my massive “road trip,” a 27 states in 45 days kind of tour of motivational kick off meetings in Verizon Wireless’ outsourced call centers. I was the “client”–read that “scary exec”–who was doing

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Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our January Festival is all about Confidence. 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 Humility. New contributors welcome.  

Confidence: Explaining It

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do

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A guest post from LGL tribe member, Tom Eakin, about confidence, resilience, and the courage to keep going. As a U.S. Army Ranger-qualified Combat Engineer Officer, I learned how to find the confidence and conviction to do what it took to accomplish the mission even when it was really hard…especially when it was really hard. Later, I applied what I’d learned in the corporate environment. I developed a

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