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BBC - Relationships - Improving your confidence - Confidence at work

Who Cares Wins

Good, short article on increasing your confidence at work:

One solution is look at things from a military-style perspective - when you want to make a change to an environment or situation you can do it in two ways: infection or explosion. There are several practical things that you can do.

Explosion is radical and immediate - there are usually casualties and fall-out. Infection is about making slow, positive change - influencing others by your positive example. Its effects are more lasting and often more beneficial.

At work we usually wait until we’ve had enough of a particular situation and explode, leaving a lot of bad feeling and damage. If we can begin to infect our environment in a positive way on a daily basis, the changes will be lasting, less damaging and sustainable.

Unrelated side benefit: if you read this article aloud in a very cheerful English accent, you sound kind of like the guy in the motivational video (“Who Cares Wins”) on The Office.

TOPICS: Tips, Work
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