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Confidence. We want it. We need it. But it can be maddeningly enigmatic and out of reach. The authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics deconstruct this essential, elusive, and misunderstood quality and offer a blueprint for bringing more of it into our lives.
Is confidence hardwired into the DNA of a lucky few—or can anyone learn it? Is it best expressed by bravado, or is there another way to show confidence? Which is more important: confidence or competence? Why do so many women, even the most successful, struggle with feelings of self-doubt? Is there a secret to channeling our inner confidence?
In The Confidence Code, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman travel to the frontiers of neuroscience on a hunt for the confidence gene and reveal surprising new research on its roots in our brains. They visit the world's leading psychologists who explain how we can all chose to become more confident simply by taking action and courting risk, and how those actions change our physical wiring. They interview women leaders from the worlds of politics, sports, the military, and the arts to learn how they have tapped into this elemental resource. They examine how a lack of confidence impacts our leadership, success, and fulfillment.
Ultimately, they argue, while confidence is partly influenced by genetics, it is not a fixed psychological state. That's the good news. You won't discover it by thinking positive thoughts or by telling yourself (or your children) that you are perfect as you are. You also won't find it by simply squaring your shoulders and faking it. But it does require a choice: less people pleasing and perfectionism and more action, risk taking, and fast failure.
Inspiring, insightful, and persuasive, The Confidence Code shows that by acting on our best instincts and by daring to be authentic, women can feel the transformative power of a life on confidence.
An enlightening read that helps us understand how we are wired. The findings in the book serve as self-awareness pointers that will help us handle situations better and it is... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Priyanka
The speaker is a bit dry and monotone but the content is good.Published 16 days ago by Janice Salchert
Amazing book, any woman in the workforce should definitely read this! It tells you why you aren't confident, what that actually means and what you can do about it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book was especially helpful for me in addressing the conflict of being authentic in leadership roles versus trying to fill the mold created by men in leadership roles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Ragan
Fortunately I purchased the audio version otherwise I would have never gotten through this book. For me, this book was like a long and winding road and I often was wondering “are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by KT
Fascinating. Much more than I was expecting. A pleasant surprise!Published 1 month ago by linda j fulgenzi
A fairly good book to read about confidence, not just in women but for men too. I think the author's generalize the division of the genders too much but the book provides really... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jarin Jove
One of the best books written on gender inequality in the workplace. The authors provided enough citations and examples to make a compelling point. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Oraynab M