In my previous post I mentioned the work of Tara Mohr and her insights into the potentially self-limiting power of language often used by women and its capacity to erode the perception of their competence and confidence.
Being confident is a central theme in much that is written about successful women in business today. Backing yourself, finding your voice, being prepared to take chances, asking for support from your networks and not giving up – all of which require confidence to do so.
On a recent flight I was flicking through the Qantas inflight magazine and read a great article written by Catherine Fox, interviewing some successful Australian business women, and thought I would share it with you all. In discussing the challenges they had faced along the way and lessons they had learned, for these inspirational women, confidence once again had played an important part.
Jude Allan is a Facilitator and Coach alliance partner @ Catalyst6 Consulting.