Business leaders may be better positioned than they have been in years to make smart calculations about growth and strategy. Here’s why.
By: Leigh Buchanan
“Two years ago Stephen Satterwhite was a very confident guy, and today he’s a very confident guy, and there the similarity ends. Satterwhite, the CEO of Entelligence, an IT staffing and services provider, tells the story while driving back to his home in Houston. He has just finished a meeting at Dell Computer in Austin, where he impressed the attendees with his pragmatic promises and subdued conviction. Satterwhite says that doing the right thing is now number one on his dashboard, and it’s not until he’s said it two or three times that it becomes clear that he’s talking about a kind of spiritual/ethical barometer and not the control panel on his BMW 528i. After five years in which almost everything went right and six months in which nothing did, he’s figured out there’s more than one kind of confidence.”
– Here’s a great article that I really enjoyed about confidence. I especially found amusing the fact that Lance Armstrong had won only three times at the time it was written(what is it now, almost six?). The article also says,’…it’s a good thing for decision makers to be mildly overconfident because they are likely to assume a degree of risk that is healthy for their companies.’ What do you think? I have to agree. -ed.