How to show up with more confidence

How Do I Show Up With More Confidence?

by | Mar 10, 2021 | Asking For a Friend Featured |

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Karin Hurt and Hilary Blair talk about confidence, executive presence, and “owning the awkward.”

What do you do if you’re not feeling all that confident? What happens when imposter syndrome rears its ugly head? When is style-shifting a good thing, and is it possible to take that too far? How do I help build confidence in a team member reluctant to share their ideas?

Karin Hurt and Hilary Blair explore how to show up with more confidence and “own the awkward” in your leadership.

Great Asking For a Friend Questions on Showing Up Confident

“My boss tells me that I need to project more confidence in meetings. How do I do that?” 1:15

“I’m a woman working with a lot of men. Sometimes I get feedback that I’m too pushy, but I don’t think I’m doing anything differently than the guys. What should I do?’ 3:52

How do I show up confident when I’m not actually feeling all that confident? 11:51?

“My friend is the one who is often intimidated by the louder and more boisterous folks in the room. Any tips on overcoming the discomfort to speak up and be heard?” 14:33

“How do you project confidence and competence in a virtual environment? What’s the equivalent of a firm handshake over Zoom?” 21:49

“I have a very competent team member on my team, but she lacks the confidence to speak up and share her ideas. How can I help her?” 26.37

“What about imposter syndrome? What do you do if you do feel like you’re in over your head? Or you’re not as good as people think you are?” 27:07

Related Resources on Building Confidence and Courage

How to Be the Leader Employees Want to See Walk Through the Door

Psychological Safety: Why People Don’t Speak Up at a Work

How to Be a More Courageous Manager

How to Coach Employees to High Performance When Time is Limited. (Building Confidence and Competence)

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking For a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. Karin and her husband and business partner, David Dye, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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