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  • The Confidence Effect

  • Every Woman's Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success
  • By: Grace Killelea
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

Every day, talented, hardworking women are passed over for promotions. While it's easy to blame a corporate culture that favors men, seasoned executive Grace Killelea identifies another culprit: a surprising disparity in confidence. Men are prone to overestimate their abilities while women too often sell themselves short.

The Confidence Effect helps women speak out, take risks, and assume leadership positions with assurance. The book moves beyond research and statistics to focus on what's really important: how women can become more confident one step at a time. Practical strategies show how to turn job competency into the kind of authentic confidence that gets noticed. Women learn to practice the "Four Rs of Success" - relationships, reputation, results, and resilience - dipping in for tips and tools on how to:

  • Build circles of influence
  • Seize opportunities they normally avoid
  • Leverage and promote their skills
  • Cultivate executive presence
  • Use data compellingly
  • Bounce back from setbacks
  • And more

With this powerful new audiobook, women everywhere will find the confidence they need to step off the sidelines and onto the playing field - and claim the success they deserve.

©2015 Grace Killelea (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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"...help[s] women stand out as both competent and confident to realize the professional achievement they deserve...how to speak out, take risks and assume leadership positions with assurance." ( Life & Health Advisor)

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  • 24-11-18

this book is about business, not confidence

I heard the works marketing about 86 times within the first chapter. I wanted to learn about confidence not about making a business plan.

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  • Marilyn Bratis
  • 13-01-22

Highly Recommend, Listen more than once!

I first encountered Grace Killelea when she was a speaker at a Women in Technology event I attended years ago (some time before 2015). That event, and her book, The Confidence Effect, have both directly and indirectly had a positive influence on my career journey. I keep this book in my Audible play list, and often listen to sections of it leading up to important career objectives or milestones.

This book has enabled me to approach important conversations, whether with a colleague, a team, or a potential employer, with courage and confidence. Highly recommended.

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  • Teisha Farrer
  • 25-08-21

Excellent Advice

The author was very clear and she brought in her own struggles that helped to relate to her examples.

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  • Richard R
  • 09-06-21

Platitudes and contradictions

I found this book full of contradictions and platitudes. “Fake it till you make it“ is said in chapters 1 and three, however in chapter 2 she says that’s a bad plan. Further on in the book she emphasizes the fact that you have to know your stuff in order to get anything done. In some places she states be yourself and soon after that she states that you should dress like the other people around you, not too feminine but feminine enough. A lot of this book seems to fall into the Earl Nightingale folly of “follow the followers“. I truly expected her to use all of the female pronouns throughout the book. However the one time that she referred to “him” and his” what is in the reference to seeking out a coach. There are a very few nuggets of original thought and I am hoping those will be helpful to the people who make it through this book. I believe that too much of this book was dedicated as an advertisement to her business “half the sky“. I definitely did not agree with her ideas and opinions on how to handle emotional situations at work.Be well and good journey.

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  • DeeDoubleU
  • 30-01-18

Loved every minute.

A must read for all women leaders. Tips for both work and personal growth. This book provides the truth behind what is holding you back.

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  • Tiffany stuart
  • 31-08-16

The Book - The Person -The Story - They all ROCK!

Where does The Confidence Effect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really like the energy that it brings - she jumps off the pages!

What did you like best about this story?

Just the over all reminder that we block ourselves and it is not necessary in fact we can blow past those boundaries

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

That you can start over NOW any day and time that you want!

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After seeing Grace K at a speaking event frankly I would buy any of her books - she is real, she is enthusiastic, highly relate-able - giving great info that you to share and live by!

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  • Leonard A
  • 30-12-15

A New Look at Leadership Skills

Grace Killelea's new book is a guide for developing confidence, not just for women, as the title suggests, but for an business professional looking to improve their own position within their corporate hierarchy. Grace's own words are supplemented by a number of successful professionals, leading a common set of themes around result, resilience, reputation and relationships. A must read.