WORKING WITH OTHERS
So there’s a lot we can do to increase our power in the workplace without any input from anyone else. Yet there’s also a lot we cannot do. Others matter: whether senior or junior, colleagues or customers, or whether a direct report or someone only tangentially relevant to our role.
Developing people skills is therefore important if we’re to increase our confidence at work. In fact – given that it’s other people that are mostly responsible for our under-confidence – dealing with others is the absolute apocalypse of our endeavours. Get this right and we’re well on our way. That said, if we fail here we remain condemned to the purgatory of under-confidence.
Again, planning and strategizing are important – but these have been ...