8 ways to successfully identify confidence

The following article appeared on the leading HR website Changeboard Posted on 27th January 2016 by Robert Kelsey “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right”. So said US industrialist Henry Ford – condemning half the population to self-fulfilling under-confidence. Ford’s maxim is, in fact, wrong, beacause Ford misunderstood the nature of confidence. Confidence is not omnipotence. …

8 ways to be more confident at work

This article first appeared in Goodhousekeeping.co.uk (and was most definitely written by me!). Do you feel under-confident in your workplace? Feeling under-confident not only decreases your job satisfaction but it can also impact your progress and prospects. But it doesn’t have to be that way and what better to time to adopt a new attitude at work than at the start …

Q&A: Making good first steps with your career

Below is an edited transcript of my live Q&A with the National Centre for Universities and Business, a not-for-profit organisation bringing together universities and business. Adi Gaskell (moderator): Hello all and welcome to this live Q&A – Making Good First Steps With Your Career – with author Robert Kelsey. Robert is the author of four books on how to succeed at …

Groups to avoid: the moaning canteen gang

I call them the “moaning canteen gang” – that coterie within any sizeable company that hates their employer. They’re certain their bosses can do no right – and are vocal in letting everyone know: advertising their disgruntlement – usually during breaks – like a badge of honour. The moaning canteen gang is a tight unit. It knows who’s onside and …

Outsiders and the “white male” problem

With The Outside Edge about to hit the shops, we’ve been trying to drum up some publicity. But we’ve hit a snag: one I’m calling the “white male” problem. “You’re a white male,” several reviewers have now stated. “That makes you the ultimate insider. So what do you know about being an outsider?” Of course, outsiders are often – perhaps …

6 things successful women do

The following article appeared on the Healthista website…. What separates life’s achievers from those stuck on the starting grid? Bestselling Robert Kelsey, author of new book Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change (£10, amazon.co.uk) explains Winners are made not born, though some learn the key attributes of accomplishment earlier than others. Good for them. Yet it’s …

Book review: “What’s Stopping You Being More Confident?”

The following review of What’s Stopping You Being More Confident? recently appeared on the human resources website HRZone. This book was reviewed by Deborah Bishop, Director ofWork Tree Consulting. Title: What’s Stopping You Being More Confident? Authors: Robert Kelsey ISBN: 978-0857083098 Introduction When I contacted Jamie at HRZone and offered to do a book review, I had a choice from a list. This …