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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Fake It Till You Make It

A two-step approach to boosting your confidence.

Neal Whitten, PMP

As a leader, are you unsure of yourself? Does a lack of confidence hold you back? All of us have felt this way at some point. But if you routinely think this way, you will undermine your effectiveness, potential and, ultimately, your career. Here's a two-step approach that can help you get past this destructive thinking.

DEFINE WHOM YOU WANT TO BE

Imagine the person you would most like to be. How do you see this person handling various situations? What behaviors does this person demonstrate? For now, don't focus on how hard it might be to adopt these behaviors. Instead, define the vision—the behaviors—that you want to define you. Write them down and ...

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