Soft Skills/Competencies: Self Confidence

(Refer our High Quality Management Encyclopedia “Management Universe” at: http://management-universe.blogspot.com/)

Refer our older posts to read the detailed explanations on competencies "Result Orientation" and "Problem solving".

Explanation of the Competency “Self Confidence”

  • Displays a confident disposition. Instills confidence in others.
  • Has confidence in his own abilities.
  • Has no doubts and hesitation in his abilities.
  • Uses his abilities confidently to tackle the day-to-day and also difficult situations and problems.
  • Likely to lead in solving the issues.
  • Will take responsibility and accountability with no fuss.
  • Speaks out his mind. Therefore, makes his thinking and opinions heard and understood by other related persons.
  • Does not feel threatened in sharing his knowledge and skills with others.
  • Does not get cowed down by aggressive behavior of others.
  • Can take criticism in his own stride.
  • Does not become defensive; cannot be pushed to corner.
  • Does not easily complain or grumble or blame about others or about situations.
  • Does not hesitate in sharing his success and limelight with others.

Pitfall to be Avoided

  • Arrogance.
  • Know-all type behavior.
  • Poor listener.
  • Therefore, devaluing others’ feedback, opinions and suggestions.
  • May instill inferiority complex in others.

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About Shyam Bhatawdekar

35 years’ industrial/business experience as a top executive & 35 years’ parallel academic/consultancy experience in general management, behavioral sciences & technology. Areas: general management, production, human resources, industrial engineering, systems, MIS, computers, corporate planning, audit, sales/marketing. Penchant for information technology & behavioral sciences; integrated with conventional technology makes him unique thought leader. Conversant with academic theories & realities of business, fuses the two into practical approaches. Was associated with Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics & ThyssenKrupp; held top positions as highflier executive. Presently Chairman & Managing Director, Prodcons Group associating with 250 organizations; providing management & I T consultations & conducting seminars/workshops. Been a faculty for IIM’s, TMTC, Railway & HAL Staff Colleges, Symbiosis. Speaker with 35000 hours’ experience benefitting more than 100,000 people. Published 35 articles in Economic Times, Indian Management & Computers Today. Authored 27 books. Invited as key speaker in seminars by AIMA, HRD Network, NIPM, QCFI, CSI, NPC. Widely traveled. Education: Engineering & Management.
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