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Confidence at Work: Get It, Feel It, Keep It [Kindle Edition]

Ros Taylor
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"Packed full of handy hints" (Belinda Dickson The Scotsman)

"Selected as Book of the Year 2011" (The Scotsman)

"It has taken 40 years in business, including numerous courses and education sessions for me to understand what I didn't know in Confidence at Work. I just wish I had read it towards the beginning of my career and not towards the end." (Larry Hirst, ex CEO of IBM)

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Confidence at Work will teach people how to challenge their fears, build their confidence and achieve their career and workplace goals.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Be cool, be bold, brand yourself 28 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
Ros Taylor has written a business book about the important stuff at work, about you and me, not profits and losses. It really does begin with you and me and a simple questionnaire on how we experience our own confidence. Then a highly readable review of some sensible theory from scientists not shamans, including Seligman's learned optimism and a self-assessment. To illustrate Ros Taylor offers us autobiographical clips from her childhood and family and from her experience as a clinical psychologist - cases of prisoners and institutionalized people - and as an executive coach - cases of CEOs and senior executives. And a hint on why the best confidence tricksters are first and foremost likeable people!

The book is peppered with intelligent tips. Simple, not simplistic. Tips on doing, tips on being. Be cool. Be bold. Brand yourself. What if you were a car, what's your favorite color?

A book on leadership that first gently urges you, as did the ancient Socrates, to know yourself. Then understand how you relate to others. Recognize the impact of first impressions. Be conscious of the "image" that you are broadcasting with your words and your movements.

And Ros Taylor's penmanship flows beautifully too.

You will love this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Confidence at Work - Confidently Confident 29 Jan 2011
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Professor Taylor's book is a cut above the average "self-improvement"/"motivational" shtick. It is thoughtful and if you'll take time to consider the implications of what's being said, quietly profound. The central idea is that "Confidence", while learnable, doesn't graft well. You don't buy it like a bag. Authentic Confidence (with a capital C) comes from within and is the product of self-awareness and a willingness to work at understanding and acquiring new skills. I suspect the "at Work" part of the title is the publisher's attempt to appeal to the peripatetic Airport Book Club crowd - but this kind of confidence works anywhere. That said, the book has plenty of examples and exercises and just enough philosophy to endow it with the clang of authenticity without burdening it with the deadening thud of "academe". Confidence at Work: Get It Feel It Keep It
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By MacF
Format:Paperback
I had the pleasure of meeting Ros last month at a `Leaders in Scotland' event where she was facilitating a session on `Leadership and Confidence'. Reading her new book 'Confidence at Work' is just like being with her. Her bright personality, personal energy and professional ability shine through in this well written book to inform and entertain, with a vivid collection of `stories' from personal experience and from people she has known or interviewed.

I particularly like the way that Ros has researched and structured the book to make it easy to read and to build up a range of confidence skills in a very practical way. Other reviewers here have done a good job of bringing out the many positive features of the book, so I will gratefully acknowledge these rather than repeat them.

One of the comments about "authentic confidence" prompted me to think of Ariel and Shya Kane's book "Working on Yourself Doesn't Work - the 3 simple ideas that will instantaneously transform your life". This is about the power of self awareness, simple nonjudgemental seeing or experiencing in the present moment and the transformations that result from allowing thoughts and emotions to complete themselves naturally.

The authors of these two books take a fundamentally different approach to self development and self realisation. Ros' takes the psychologist's approach to change through self knowledge and behavioural skills development. Ariel and Shya's takes the anthropologist's approach to transformation through simple observation without judgement of how things operate and function, leading to natural human completeness and being.

Perhaps together they provide a complete guide to achieving inner and outer confidence in life. I would certainly recommend reading both books, and I congratulate the authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Confidence at work - or elsewhere 17 Jun 2011
By rrsd
Format:Paperback
A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting book from Ros Taylor which is full of useful tips for life. Easy to read. Well done.
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