Competence

Challenge words and definitions with Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris in IWD pose

How to challenge words and definitions

As part of your personal shout out for the upcoming International Women’s Day and its #BreakTheBias theme, I’d invite you to think hard about the words we use and what they may hide. I love a bit of word-play 🙂 so let’s challenge the idea that ‘confidence’ is what counts. Everyone I know has made more progress by capitalising on their skills, expertise and …

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Effective open questions

International Women’s Day -how to keep momentum afterwards

International Women’s Day has come and gone, and its passage highlights a ridiculous assumption: Let’s honour women and all they’ve given us during a single day of the year! This is particularly ridiculous once you pair it with the ever increasing data about how much harder Covid has hit women, particularly Brown and Black women, …

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Best interview

Give your best interviews in 2021

We are in the toughest job market in a generation and this is not a moment to just reassure yourself that being confident in interviews will be enough. It’s won’t – and actually, it never should be. In interviews, it’s up to you to prove your competence, your skills, the experiences you have had and why …

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Abilities

Competence vs. Confidence

What if I told you, the only way to get that ultimate pipe-dream; “a confidence that lasts” is to ignore aiming specifically at confidence at all? The only way to get that feeling of ‘inner certainty’ is instead to focus on competence, or your ability to get things done, and I’ve got 3 quick and practical …

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