… to and appreciated. And it works the other way around, too! As I was listening to other people and holding space for them, I recognized how good it felt not just to be listened to, but also to be the listener.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman have tackled this topic at length. “Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence… Under-qualified and under-prepared men don’t think twice about leaning in. Over-qualified and over-prepared, too many women still hold back. Women feel confident only when they are perfect. Or practically perfect.”