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Executive Presence: CONFIDENCE-10 KEY TAKE AWAYS

Executive Presence:  CONFIDENCE-10 KEY TAKE AWAYS

by Terri L. Williams

Confidence

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“Confidence does not come from empty pep talks, but from tangible indications that someone cares enough to invest in those people and to empower them to take new actions.”
-Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Author and Harvard Professor

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE PRESENCE PERSPECTIVES

The topic of confidence is a part of the Executive Presence pillar of Gravitas. Building poise and confidence to increase your effectiveness in all business situations is a necessity! The instantly recognizable qualities of confidence, clarity and polish can make or break a career. In fact, being perceived as leadership material is essential to being promoted into leadership positions, and confidence initiates if people believe you can do the job and serve as a representative!

 

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“Confidence How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End,” was published in February 2006 and was Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s 16th book. Rosabeth, a professor at Harvard Business School since 1986, was editor of the Harvard Business Review from 1989 to 1992. She has also served as an adviser to numerous companies and governments, she serves on the boards of several public service organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author and Harvard University Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, “Confidence How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End” offers readers the four levels of confidence necessary for success; the three reasons confidence erodes; the nine reasons losing streaks persist; and the three keys to gaining and maintaining your confidence professionally and personally.

Publishers Weekly, review states, Drawing on more than 300 interviews with leaders in business, sports and politics, Kanter cogently explains the role confidence plays in the performance of institutions and individuals. Losing streaks are often created and then perpetuated when people lose confidence in their leaders and systems, while winning streaks are fueled by confident people who are secure in their own abilities and the ability of their leaders. Winning streaks are characterized by continuity and continued investment, Kanter argues, while losing streaks are marked by disruption and a lack of investment that typically give way to a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure. Combining theory with practical advice, Kanter details how losing organizations can instill accountability, collaboration and initiative—Kanter’s three pillars of confidence—to help start a turnaround. She illustrates her ideas with a number of real-world examples, among them how the new owner of the Philadelphia Eagles stopped the team’s chronic losing ways and built a winning organization. Kanter, a professor at the Harvard Business School and author of numerous books (including Men and Women of the Corporation), delivers valuable insights on the importance of confidence to success and on how organizations can create practices that build that much needed asset.

10 Key Take-Aways
1. Being optimistic is Confidence.
2. Believing in your network and self is a key attribute to Confidence.
3. Both personal and professional confidence are achieved the same way.
4. Cycles of vicious and virtue are created by Confidence and a lack of confidence
5. Destroying confidence comes in many ways panicking, neglecting, and denying, when bad things happen..
6. How you react often determines your circumstances.
7. Losing streaks can begin with poor communication, blame, disrespect, isolation, navel-gazing, inequality, negative “emotional contagion,” and loss of initiative or aspiration.
8. Restoring confidence is possible with accountability, collaboration and initiative.
9. The way leaders achieve results is just as important as the results themselves.
10. Winning, results in Confidence.

SOURCES

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, “Confidence How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Executive Presence: 10 Key Take Away’s in Observing the United Nations’ 7th Annual World Day of Social Justice

Executive Presence:  10 Key Take Away’s in Observing the United Nations’ 7th Annual World Day of Social Justice

by Terri L. Williams

 

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The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.

According to the United Nation’s the World Summit for Social Development was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1995 and resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. At this summit, more than 100 political leaders pledged to make the conquest of poverty and full employment, as well as stable, safe and just societies, their overriding objectives. They also agreed on the need to put people at the center of development plans.

Nearly 10 years later, the UN’s member states reviewed the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action when they gathered at a session of the Commission for Social Development in New York in February 2005. They also agreed to commit to advance social development. On November 26, 2007, the UN General Assembly named February 20 as the annual World Day of Social Justice. The day was scheduled to be first observed in 2009. The World Day of Social Justice is a global observance

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EXECUTIVE PRESENCE PERSPECTIVES

From an executive presence perspective, fair and equal justice supports good leadership and gravitas.

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In 2010, author Michael J. Sandel’s, penned Justice What’s the Right Thing to Do, which summarizes how contemporary dilemmas blur social justice, how philosophies about utility, freedom and human rights govern modern American society, and how a “new politics of the common good” could lead to resolving social and political issues.

Publishers Weekly review of the book noted, “Harvard government professor Sandel (Public Philosophy) dazzles in this sweeping survey of hot topics—the recent government bailouts, the draft, surrogate pregnancies, same-sex marriage, immigration reform and reparations for slavery—that situates various sides in the debates in the context of timeless philosophical questions and movements.”

10 Key Take-Aways Include
1. “Welfare, freedom and virtue” are three social principles underscore that justice.
2. A new emphasis on civic duty, solidarity and engagement is a new politics of the common good.
3. A society should practice that which brings satisfaction to the most people, as defined by utilitarianism – a philosophy of moral justice.
4. An example of undermining human value and democracy is outsourcing pregnancy and military service, nonetheless aligns with free market principles.
5. Increasing their prosperity and happiness furthers people’s welfare.
6. Libertarians would pay no taxes, and utilitarians would endorse torture at their extremes.
7. Specific rights that society recognizes results from freedom.
8. Unencumbered by government interference, libertarianism advocates for individuals’ absolute freedom to do with their wealth, property and labor as they wish.
9. Virtue and morality play a role in deciding what’s just, despite a contemporary preference for separating religious ideas from civic discussions.
10. What is fair, moral and just is what a civilization must decide to assure justice.

SOURCES
Michael J. Sandel’s, Justice What’s the Right Thing to Do?
The World Summit for Social Development, which promoted social justice, was held in Copenhagen (pictured above) in 1995.
Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

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