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Confidence - How Winning and Losing Streaks Begin and End

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

From the boardroom to the locker room to the living room-how winners become winners . . . and stay that way. Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again and again? There's a fundamental principle at work-the vital but previously unexamined factor called confidence-that permits unexpected people to achieve high levels of performance through routines that activate talent. Confidence explains: • Why the University of Connecticut women's basketball team continues its winning ways even though recent teams lack the talent of their predecessors • Why some companies are always positively perceived by employees, customers, Wall Street analysts, and the media while others are under a perpetual cloud • How a company like Gillette or a team like the Chicago Cubs ends a losing streak and breaks out of a circle of doom • The lessons a politician such as Nelson Mandela, who resisted the temptation to take revenge after being released from prison and assuming power, offers for leaders in both advanced democracies and trouble spots like the Middle East From the simplest ball games to the most complicated business and political situations, the common element in winning is a basic truth about people: They rise to the occasion when leaders help them gain the confidence to do it. Confidence is the new theory and practice of success, explaining why success and failure are not mere episodes but self-perpetuating trajectories. Rosabeth Moss Kanter shows why organizations of all types may be brimming with talent but not be winners, and provides people in leadership positions with a practical program for either maintaining a winning streak or turning around a downward spiral. Confidence is based on an extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines, Seagate, and Verizon and sports teams such as the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, Ne

From the boardroom to the locker room to the living room-how winners become winners . . . and stay that way. Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again and again? There's a fundamental principle at work-the vital but previously unexamined factor called confidence-that permits unexpected people to achieve high levels of performance through routines that activate talent. Confidence explains: • Why the University of Connecticut women's basketball team continues its winning ways even though recent teams lack the talent of their predecessors • Why some companies are always positively perceived by employees, customers, Wall Street analysts, and the media while others are under a perpetual cloud • How a company like Gillette or a team like the Chicago Cubs ends a losing streak and breaks out of a circle of doom • The lessons a politician such as Nelson Mandela, who resisted the temptation to take revenge after being released from prison and assuming power, offers for leaders in both advanced democracies and trouble spots like the Middle East From the simplest ball games to the most complicated business and political situations, the common element in winning is a basic truth about people: They rise to the occasion when leaders help them gain the confidence to do it. Confidence is the new theory and practice of success, explaining why success and failure are not mere episodes but self-perpetuating trajectories. Rosabeth Moss Kanter shows why organizations of all types may be brimming with talent but not be winners, and provides people in leadership positions with a practical program for either maintaining a winning streak or turning around a downward spiral. Confidence is based on an extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines, Seagate, and Verizon and sports teams such as the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, Ne
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From the boardroom to the locker room to the living room-how winners become winners . . . and stay that way. Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again and again? There's a fundamental principle at work-the vital but previously unexamined factor called confidence-that permits unexpected people to achieve high levels of performance through routines that activate talent. Confidence explains: • Why the University of Connecticut women's basketball team continues its winning ways even though recent teams lack the talent of their predecessors • Why some companies are always positively perceived by employees, customers, Wall Street analysts, and the media while others are under a perpetual cloud • How a company like Gillette or a team like the Chicago Cubs ends a losing streak and breaks out of a circle of doom • The lessons a politician such as Nelson Mandela, who resisted the temptation to take revenge after being released from prison and assuming power, offers for leaders in both advanced democracies and trouble spots like the Middle East From the simplest ball games to the most complicated business and political situations, the common element in winning is a basic truth about people: They rise to the occasion when leaders help them gain the confidence to do it. Confidence is the new theory and practice of success, explaining why success and failure are not mere episodes but self-perpetuating trajectories. Rosabeth Moss Kanter shows why organizations of all types may be brimming with talent but not be winners, and provides people in leadership positions with a practical program for either maintaining a winning streak or turning around a downward spiral. Confidence is based on an extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines, Seagate, and Verizon and sports teams such as the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, Ne

Language:

English

Length:

6h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:58