Does Confidence Trump Competence?

Apr 16 2016 Tags: videos

by Colette Carlson —

If you’ve ever wondered why someone with similar skills seems to get ahead faster, it may be due to their level of confidence rather than competence, according to a recent article, “The Confidence Gap,” in The Atlantic Monthly. No matter how comfortable we are in our skin, we all find ourselves in situations where we need a dose of confidence. Whether speaking your truth, delivering a presentation, requesting a promotion, or undertaking some other fear-inducing endeavor, confidence is the catalyst propelling us forward. Yet studies show that women’s lack of confidence consistently holds them back. read more...

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