dilluns, 14 d’octubre de 2013

Competència i confiança

Bany de realitat de Lucy Kellaway al Financial Times en contra del tòpic que, si tens confiança, arribaràs on vulguis: "Competence beats confidence every time at the office"
(...) There is nothing good about being confident. According to a persuasive recent book, Confidence, by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of business psychology at University College London, it’s better to be unconfident.  
For a start, the unconfident try harder as they are driven on by anxiety. They also listen to criticism and try to adjust accordingly. And they are far less likely to become arrogant, hubristic monsters.  
This makes a great deal of sense. The book is not advocating inferiority complexes all round, but is pointing out what ought to be obvious: we should be realistic about what we are capable of doing or not doing. That way, we are more likely both to get better and to win friends and influence people along the way.
La confiança està molt bé, sobretot quan és el resultat de ser una persona molt competent. Només amb confiança no anem enlloc.

Lucy Kellaway és un must cada setmana.