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Confident Employees Can’t Wait To Get Started

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Being over-confident may be as bad is being under-confident. Are confident employees better skilled, or simply better starters?

Analysis paralysis is sometimes feared in decision making and problem solving. The idea is, you over-analyze the situation. You review more and more data, so much so, that you fail to take any action.

Some might suggest that you lack confidence. Others might suggest that you don’t realize what will happen and that you lack appropriate knowledge or experience.

Confidence impacts what happens next. It also impacts how the story is told, if buy-in is created, and the level of resistance.

It has often been said that practice makes perfect.

Confident Employees

In the workplace, taking initiative and springing to action will typically be more accepted, even when there is a mistake, rather than no action at all.

Some people claim that they can’t do math. So, they do the opposite, they avoid math.

Some don’t like to make decisions, start on big projects, or approach the boss with a recommendation for change.

Still others don’t want their picture taken, their memo read, or to get feedback from the boss.

Sometimes the best way to improve is to jump in and get started.

If you struggle with math, do more. When you don’t like projects or discussions with the boss maybe it would help to get more involved, not less.

Waiting will often allow for one thing.

A chance for someone else to improve and for you to get left behind.

Get started.

-DEG

Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.


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Do You Act Smart, Poised, Confident?

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Likely nearly everyone has heard, “Dress for Success.” Some don’t subscribe, and that is OK. However, some questions may remain. Can you act your way to success? Do you act smart? Are you poised, confident, and do you appear successful?

There are plenty of people who are working for professional advancement. Everyone from students anticipating graduation to the senior vice president who is seeking the CEO role. What are your chances for success?

Define Success

Everyone defines success differently.

One person may define success as having a modest home with a swing set and sandbox in the backyard. Another person may believe it is a high-rise Manhattan apartment, a fleet of expensive black cars with tinted windows, and several vacation homes.

Setting aside our differences in definition, how will you get there?

Some believe, what you think, you will become. This is mainstream thinking for many motivational and inspirational thought leaders. I subscribe to this, at least in part.

Act Smart, Poised, and Confident.

Consider asking yourself some of these questions:

  • What if I acted totally committed and excited about the new product launch? What if I appeared totally committed to it, even when I may still have a few concerns?
  • Imagine yourself right before your next big presentation. An important presentation that you never really saw yourself doing this way or on this platform. Instead of feeling inferior, nervous, and afraid, what if you acted completely confident?
  • What would the outcome be if you delivered the change with an appropriately energetic and commanding presence. Even if in the back of your mind you had a few worries about this path?

I believe in dress for success. I also believe in the power of our mind to change our own personal outlook and create a self-fulfilled prophecy.

What do you believe?

Have you considered how the outcomes change when you act smart, poised, and confident?

-DEG

Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.


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