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The Confidence Myth

Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It
Written by: Helene Lerner
Narrated by: Marsha Mercant
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins

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Not only do we need more female leaders at the top, but we need more women at all levels of business, government, and nonprofits to step up - there's no time to waste. The problem, says Helene Lerner, isn't so much that women lack confidence but that they misunderstand what confidence really is. True confidence isn't fearlessness; it's having the courage to jump in even when your knees are shaking. Any woman who waits until she feels 100 percent confident before offering a big idea or asking for a raise or promotion will never get anywhere.

Drawing on her own and other female leaders' experiences, as well as on her survey of over 500 working women, Lerner lays out practical strategies for beating this confidence myth and overcoming obstacles like gender bias. The book features dozens of Confidence Sparks, simple but powerful exercises and techniques that can catapult anyone's career to the next level.

©2015 Helene Lerner (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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  • Ava
  • 2018-07-18

Go for it

The book gives great tips that can not only apply to women but to other minorities in the workforce. It encouraged self reflection and considering what has held me back.

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  • Shakey
  • 2015-12-09

Not at all what I expected

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

NO, There were a few good nuggets however for the most part really basic and left a lot to be desired.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More emotion

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Not at all