Episode 50: Balancing Confidence and Competence

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: October 20, 2021


If you are going to choose an individual to lead you to victory or safety, chances are you will choose the most confident person. Their confidence will inspire and motivate you to achieve great things. That’s what makes them great leaders. But there is a darker side to the confidence that erodes trust and turns away once eager followers. That side is the overconfidence that is considered arrogance. In this episode. we discuss how to balance the scales of confidence with competence.

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Additional Resources

Don’t Fake It Till You Make It: Match Confidence to Competence – Article by Joe Folkman