by Suzie Doscher and Susan Begeman Steiner of The Coaching Group of Switzerland
Confidence is a hot topic in business. Usually people worry about having too little confidence because that makes it difficult to take action in many situations. These are some areas where confidence (or lack thereof) show up:
It takes confidence to say 'no'
You need a certain amount of confidence to deal with the possible consequences of saying ‘no’. Without enough confidence, you probably won’t risk this, even if it could lead to good consequences.
So confidence is great, right? But what about when you are over-confident?
Results of having too much confidence:
As with confidence, every ‘good’ trait has a dark side. That leaves us in a balancing act between too little and too much. Finding that balance in each moment is where awareness comes in. Knowing and being honest with yourself with help raise your awareness.