The greatest projects and schemes die for no grander reasons than that we don’t dare. Indeed, research shows that having the right level of confidence makes us more likeable, productive, influential and ultimately successful. That’s why nearly half of all employers say they look for confidence when hiring.
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More About the Workshop
In this two-hour session, we will
• Learn how to identify the right level of confidence for a given task.
• Identify sources of confidence we can rely on and ways of coping with anxiety.
• Learn how to overcome setbacks and remain confident when things get tough.
• Explore how our personal histories may be unhelpfully determining the level of confidence we bring to tasks.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Employees with high levels of confidence are able to openly demonstrate their skills and celebrate everyone’s successes. They speak up to negative ‘inner voices’ that so often are the source of self-criticism holding us back from our potential. When it comes to new projects and challenges at work, they are optimistic and realistic about pursuing goals.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees with a lack of confidence are usually more likely to self-sabotage. They have a tendency to catastrophise the consequences of mistakes or setbacks. Due to feelings of inadequacy, they might find it hard to stick to deadlines and hesitate to deliver results. Publicly presenting their work is often a significant challenge.
“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.” — Florence Nightingale
‘I learned about about self-sabotage and identifying personal barriers to my success’
‘I’m more understanding of the fact that that confidence issues are shared by everyone, and that positive thoughts should be emphasised everyday’
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here