Sh*t comes in many forms – loss of a loved one, ill health, personal failure, being let down by people you trust, public embarrassment, missed deadlines, false accusations, lost money / deals, failed relationships.
“They’re always working in isolation, pursuing their own solution.”
“Bob continues to withhold relevant information and expertise.”
“She only ever gets involved when it’s a project with high exposure to the CEO.”
Have you heard these before?
Do you ever underplay or understate your real value?
Do you shy away from praise and recognition and say things like, “it was nothing”, or “It’s just my job”?
Discounting is a common behavior, but one that is more common in women than men.
With confidence and presence being key
One of the most common questions I get as a global speaker is: “Do you customise your speech a lot?”
The question is often asked in a way where the person asking thinks that I am going to say that I do change a lot depending on WHERE in the world I speak.
But I do not.