The Confidence Effect

Every Woman's Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success

The Confidence Effect

Author: Grace Killelea
Pub Date: January 2016
Print Edition: $23.00
Print ISBN: 9780814436417
Page Count: 224
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436424

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Women are told to step up and lean in…but how? By cultivating 18 confidence-boosting skills that move you from stuck to success.

Every day, talented, hard-working women are passed over for promotions. While it’s easy to blame a corporate culture that favors men, seasoned executive Grace Killelea identifies another culprit: lack of confidence.

The Confidence Effect helps women develop their confidence one step at a time. Practical strategies and inspiring profiles show you how to turn job competency into the kind of authentic confidence that gets noticed. Dip in for tips and tools centered on the cornerstones of success: relationships, reputation, results, and resilience. You’ll learn how to:

Build circles of influence • Seize opportunities that are often avoided • Leverage and promote your skills • Delegate more and achieve twice as much • Cultivate executive presence • Nurture people and lead collaboratively • Be strategic in mapping out success • Use data to make decisions and sell others. • Bounce back from setbacks • Focus on progress—not perfection • And much more.


“This book reads like a recipe for courage and confidence: one part each of relationships, reputation, results, and resilience. Put them together and you’re on the path to your corner office.” — Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don¹t Get the Corner Office and See Jane Lead

“What is the secret to success for women in business? This book articulates that while know-how is part of the equation, our confidence is paramount to our success. This is a riveting read for all women who want to take their careers and their lives to new levels.” — Michelle Patterson, President of California Women’s Conference and CEO of Women Network

“Killelea has written a groundbreaking and enlightening book that explores the unique connection between confidence and competence. You’ll race through these pages with ideas and strategies that can help you boost your confidence with ironclad resilience.” — Sophia Nelson, author of The Woman Code and former White House Correspondent for JET magazine

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