NO RISK, NO REWARD
Your article “A Crisis of Confidence” was bang on. How many of us pursuing leadership roles find ourselves doubting our capabilities, even though we have more than enough skill to do the job? The article pointed out that “confidence might be more critical to professional success than competence.” Unfortunately, this is true. Over the years, as I climbed the corporate ladder, I found myself swimming with the sharks, wondering if I had what it takes to navigate those murky waters. The only difference between the sharks and me was that they exuded confidence. Through career coaching, I’m shifting my mindset so that I can reach my full potential without being eaten alive by the sharks. Anyone can do it—you just have to trust yourself and not be afraid to take a risk. It’ll be worth it.