13 Things Smart Leaders Do to Boost Their Own Confidence

Want to become more confident? Here's what 500 successful executives say works for them.

 PUBLISHED ON: APR 21, 2015  on INC.

BY MINDA ZETLIN Co-author, 'The Geek Gap'

Is confidence something you're born with, or something you build up over time? It's both, according to a survey of 500 highly confident women executives conducted by Helene Lerner, founder of WomenWorking.com author of several books, most recently The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It. While more than half the respondents believed it was a combination of innate qualities and building up confidence over time, less than 1 percent thought confidence was a matter of genetics alone. So how do you build up your own confidence?

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