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Confidence Without Limits

The Leader’s Guide to Getting out of Their Own Way

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Language:  English
An alternative view of confidence & the psychology behind why we feel confident right through to stressed! Includes how to feel more confident when we really need to get back in the game quickly.
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Description
Content

This book takes an alternative view of what confidence is and

  • explores the interplay between competence and confidence and how it can be misjudged.
  • explains what blocks confidence and why we may hold ourselves back.
  • covers how our experience of the world is shaped and influenced and how this impacts on how we feel.
  • includes ways to feel better when we really need to get back in the game quickly - it’s so much more than ‘power poses’!
Read this if you want a deeper understanding of your own psychology and how your thoughts influence your life and confidence powerfully, moment to moment.

  • About the Author
  • Author’s Note
  1. What is Confidence?
    1. Being Confident
    2. Why is Confidence Attractive and Necessary?
    3. Self-consciousness – the Confidence Blocker!
    4. External Validation
    5. Encouraging the Feeling of Confidence
    6. Chapter Summary
  2. Confident Leaders
    1. The Pressure to Appear Confident as a Leader
    2. Confidence and Leadership Style
    3. Chapter Summary
  3. Confidence and Competence
    1. What is Competence?
    2. Competence and Confidence in Leadership Roles
    3. The Impact of Confidence and Competence Levels
    4. Owning Your CV
    5. Chapter Summary
  4. Common Confidence Stories and Beliefs
    1. Common Confidence Stories
    2. Chapter Summary
  5. Confidence for Optimal Performance
    1. Confidence is Just a Feeling
    2. Taking Back Control of Confidence
    3. When There is Pressure to Perform Well
    4. Quit Tension for Optimum Confidence
    5. Getting Out of our own Way
    6. Chapter Summary
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography / References

About the Author

Linda Wood

Linda Wood, a Transformative Coach & Trainer based in London, England, has been involved in personal and organisational transformation for over 25 years.
Linda worked in high pressure corporate settings and knows how essential confidence is for leaders.
Sometimes her own confidence evaporated unexpectedly, and she could see that she held herself back. Played it small.
Then she discovered a new understanding and has supported hundreds of clients to identify what limits them, so they can move forward with confidence and without stress.