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Mettle vs. certainty

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Leaders need to project the kind of confidence that can start a conversation instead of shutting it down, so they should aim to be more like Oprah Winfrey than Martha Stewart.

Winfrey’s humility and benevolent confidence are inspiring, while Stewart’s certainty, based on perfectionism, is more know-it-all and less effective.

“Confidence allows for curiosity, and opens us to learning and growth,” says blogger Thaler Pekar.

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