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Setting goals? To build confidence, go smaller and sooner

Setting goals is an important first-step towards achieving objectives and when done appropriately and regularly, it can be a source of great motivation for teams and individuals.  I often hear leaders refer to “stretch targets” – goals that require and

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Do men and women have the same approach to taking risks?

In her book Lean In, Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg encourages women to “lean in”, to “be more open to taking risks in their careers” since “being risk averse can result in stagnation.”  She suggests that women need to “overcorrect” from

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Four things you can do to boost your employees’ self-confidence

Self-efficacy is your belief in your ability to complete tasks and achieve goals.  So in other words, it’s whether or not you believe you can succeed in specific situations.  Extensively studied by noted psychologist Dr. Albert Bandura for almost six

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