Authentic Confidence: AN EVIDENCE-BASED PLAYBOOK OF INSIGHTS, PRACTICES AND TOOLS TO SHAPE YOUR FUTURE
Becoming Authentically Confident does not mean that you will be free of insecurities. Rather, it means that you can become comfortable with and effectively manage your moments of insecurity and uncertainty. You can learn to do this. There is a set of practices and skills that you can apply. When you develop these skills, your relationships with your fears and unhelpful emotions will change. Instead of being held back by them, they become a source of positive energy that can help you to achieve what matters most to you. And that is what gives you true authentic confidence.
In this book we bring the science and practices behind all of this together, with a specific focus on the context of work. We provide you with a playbook of practices and exercises that you can immediately integrate into your daily life. We include insights from leading experts in the field of psychology, neuroscience, leadership development and organisational behaviour. We complement this with the experiences and stories of professionals and senior leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Empower yourself, support your health and well-being and learn how to be okay with moments of insecurity and uncertainty and become Authentically Confident!
Dr. Nick van Dam is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, and speaker on learning innovations and leadership development. Nick has over 30 years of business experience as a former partner, Chief Learning Officer, HR Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey & Company, Deloitte as well as Siemens. As an advisor he has served more than 100 clients around the world.
Nick is Chief of the IE University Center for Corporate Learning Innovation, serves on the University Advisory Board and is professor in Learning, Talent and Leadership Development. Additionally, he is a full professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit (The Netherlands), as well as an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works with candidates in the Executive Doctoral Program for Chief Learning Officers. He is affiliated with McKinsey as a Senior Advisor.
He has authored and coauthored more than 25 books and numerous articles on innovations in learning and leadership development. Under the patronage of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education & Research, he received the 2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award for ‘shaping the future of organizational learning and leadership development’.