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Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End Hardcover – 2 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Business Books (2 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844135918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844135912
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 963,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Readable, subtle and well-researched" -- Financial Times

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‘Confidence is very good. It is readable, subtle and well-researched.’Financial Times (2004-09-22) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris TOP 100 REVIEWER on 23 Sept. 2005
Format: Hardcover
This brilliant book's subtitle is accurate but does not fully indicate the nature and extent of what Kanter achieves in her latest book. She does indeed explain how and why both winning streaks and losing streaks begin and end but she also explores with her characteristic rigor and eloquence what she calls a basic truth: "People rise to the occasion when they have the confidence to do it." Human success and failure have quite specific cycles which can be measured in terms of equally specific trajectories. However, when human nature is involved, geometric measurement (at best) indicates trends, patterns, etc. but fails to explain the single most important, indeed most decisive element: self-image. Henry Ford no doubt had that in mind when suggesting "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Kanter would agree, of course, but WHY do so few people demonstrate a positive self-fulfilling prophecy whereas most demonstrate a negative self-fulfilling prophecy? These are among the questions which Kanter addresses in this book.
Of special interest to me is her examination of examples provided by athletic teams when delineating her core concepts. (She also offers excellent examples from the business world which is to be expected, given her professional career and previous books and articles.) As Kanter suggests, there is much of great value to be learned about creating and sustaining confidence from Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut), Dusty Baker (San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs), Anson Dorrance (University of North Carolina), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University), and Bob Ladouceur (De La Salle High School). The same lessons are revealed in the lives and careers of my own coaching role models, notably Joe Paterno (Penn State), John Wooden (U.C.L.A.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Nov. 2004
Format: Hardcover
There are many leadership books about what the job of leaders is, and there are some excellent books about how optimistic people accomplish more. Confidence is the first book that I have seen that combines both perspectives in to a description of leadership basics to use confidence to accomplish more. The most valuable part of the book is in how to build confidence in a turnaround situation, another subject about which many good books have been written.
The book's main strength is found in its many compelling stories of how sports, business, non-profit and government organizations have gotten caught up in vicious cycles of losing confidence, broken those cycles and build virtuous cycles of building confidence and effectiveness. These stories are not only interesting; they are balanced for gender and race as well. You come away with a sense that the book's principles are more than adequately established across a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.
I especially enjoyed the rich details behind the headlines of many of these famous stories. In each case, I gained from adding details that I didn't know before even though I was aware of most of the organizational stores involved (I even know some of the people).
Those who get lost in the details will be pleased to discover that Professor Kanter summarizes her findings, with references back to the most telling examples in the brief Part III.
Leaders help create confidence by setting high standards, being a role model for those standards, and establishing processes to get the job done. The cornerstones of confidence that leaders should use include individual and system accountability, mutual respect, communication, collaboration, initiative, imagination and innovation.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Nov. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for all businesses. More than anything it teaches you to trust yourself, your instincts and common sense, and not just in business (although it is fantastic on this) but in all aspects of life.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Grand on 23 Oct. 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have purchased this book 2 days ago (21st of October 2005) and I have reached page 46 so far. Although, I can not give a holistic perspective on the title, from a begginers point of view I found it really interesting. Especially the way Kanter describes the stories in detail.
Basically, I just finished my MBA and I thought it would be a good idea to read the book in order for it to keep me going for my job hunting. I believe I am a confident person, but as Kanter says, there is a fine line between confidence, arrogance and despair. I already feel boosted and I am sure I will feel like having wings on my shoulders by the time I finish it.
I would strongly reccommend this book to other MBA students or business students in general that believe this world was built on confidence. Thanks to professor Kanter, confidence is being restored.
Kyriakos
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Gerlach on 19 July 2013
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Great book, great service. Very pleased with my purchase. Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a fabulous author and hits the nail on the head.
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