Summary of The Confidence Effect

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Many talented women don’t receive the promotions or raises they deserve because they’re competent but not confident. Consultant Grace Killelea shows businesswomen how to increase their confidence with the “4 R’s of Success”: “Relationships, Reputation, Results and Resilience.” Killelea discusses how to expand your network, learn to delegate, dress for career growth, manage your brand, use data to support your decisions and bounce back from adversity. Anyone who isn’t sure what to do next in order to advance can learn from Killelea’s experiences. She speaks from a position of relatable vulnerability and offers abundant lists, examples, anecdotal profiles and chapter takeaways. getAbstract recommends her encouraging advice to working women – and, in some instances, to working men as well.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to develop your confidence,
  • Why you need competence and confidence, and
  • How to manage your personal brand.

About the Author

Grace Killelea is the CEO and founder of The GKC Group, a leadership development firm. GKC’s Half The Sky Leadership Institute helps women leaders advance and thrive, while its new Quattro program offers a coed leadership platform.



“Moving from Competence to Confidence”
Many women are competent but lack confidence. Both are critical elements of success; competence alone isn’t enough. Yes, you must know what you’re doing and how to delegate and lead, but you also must be proud of your work and of yourself. You need...

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    Sheila Kaur 9 months ago
    Confidence is necessary for results, reputation, relationships & resilience. It ultimately manages how well we each do in work and play, without compromising independent thought, personal ambitions and unique perspectives. Juxtaposition this intangible with other forms of intangible capital and it adds up fast. Got it. Thank you!
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    Chinyere Nwude 1 year ago
    Interesting reading!
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    rajiv nayak 1 year ago
    Good one but little short
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    Pawel Jan 2 years ago
    Nice one.

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