Question Your Confidence

By Brian Remer

Competent people radiate confidence, right?  Then why does it seem that the person with the most confidence sometimes has the least knowledge or skill?  How can a person who is all talk and no substance rise to the top?  It may be such a person is exhibiting the Dunning-Kruger effect.  Learn more about this cognitive bias and how it can affect your team beginning with the 99-Word Story in the July 2018 issue of the Firefly News Flash.

Power Tip:  Feeling confident?  Double check to be certain your self-assurance is not blinding you to what you do not know.

In this Issue –

  • 99-Word Story:  Cautiously Confident – Self-Assurance and defining success
  • Discoveries:  Under Informed but Overconfident – The Dunning-Kruger effect
  • Ideas:  Confidence and Ability – Thinking about how skilled you are
  • Activity:  Match that Quote – Gauge your own confidence