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Self-Confidence

The best thing about becoming more human-relations competent is that it makes one more self-confident. It happens every time. In short, the more you practice the human-relations skills discussed in this book, the more self-confidence you will build. Learning to establish strong working relationships with those who are older and more experienced than you is confidence building. Being able to restore a damaged relationship is confidence building. The more you can prove to yourself that you are good at people skills, the less likely it is that you will be intimidated by others. Soon you will discover that you can work effectively with sophisticated, experienced superiors at all levels; soon you will feel sufficiently confident to step out in front and be a leader. Jerry is a good case in point.

Jerry. A sensitive and quiet young man, Jerry completed a self-study course in human relations because he wanted to develop more meaningful relationships with people both on and off the job. It was a personal goal of Jerry’s. He had no thoughts of ever becoming a leader. Such a role, he thought, was beyond his capacity. Yet within two years, Jerry was so good at building relationships with co-workers that his personal confidence had increased significantly. To both management and fellow workers, he became a different person. When he was asked to become a supervisor, the only one surprised was Jerry himself.


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