These key takeaways are crucial to building and understanding your own confidence, no matter your experience, education or ideas. Because, as Katty Kay and Claire Shipman write, “Confidence, ultimately, is the characteristic that distinguishes those who imagine from those who do.”
Gone are the days when rewards and recognition were based on advancement potential and unfailing commitment to the job – some employees today don’t want to climb the corporate ladder nor are they willing to make the personal sacrifices many of us made. Now it is more about team accomplishments, value contribution to the task and effective work-life integration. Everything needs to be rethought and redesigned to get the most out of every employee and it isn’t all about money.
Corporate directors often get asked how do they succeed in the competitive and challenging environment of a board room? Learning to strategize in a difficult environment is important. Communication is key, planning is essential and execution is everything. These tools transfer directly into the board room where you must be prepared, pay attention, build trust, act boldly, communicate often and demonstrate integrity.