Dealing with Your Doubts

Leadership Freak


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Doubt, contrary to popular opinion is useful. Leaders with doubts are wiser than those with none. Doubt asks, “What could go wrong?” Self-doubt says, “I could be wrong.”

Only fools have no doubts.

Don’t feel bad if you have doubts. Confidence without doubt destroys leaders and organizations.

Confidence without doubt:

  1. Closes ears.
  2. Minimizes obstacles
  3. Ignores problems.
  4. Sets unrealistic goals.
  5. Knows without investigation.
  6. Refuses to reconsider.
  7. Sacrifices people for achievement.
  8. Takes offense at being challenged.
  9. Rejects options.
  10. Doesn’t have a track record.

Bonus: Confidence without doubt, like a two year old, wants its own way.

Confidence without doubt is:

  1. Blindness.
  2. Arrogance.
  3. The result of dreaming without work.

Over-confidence believes declaring goals is the same as achieving goals.


  1. Listens. Leaders, who aren’t sure, search for certainty by inviting input.
  2. Prepares. Doubt, combined with drive to achieve, opens minds and motivates work. Doubters know noble goals aren’t magically attained. Fear…

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Published by Mum in Stilettos

I started blogging when i became a mother. I was struggling to manage the demands of being a working mom and being present for my baby's key development milestones. Initially this was a rant about my experiences in the office and at home. Over the years it has evolved into an online support community for mothers who are growing their families as they grow their careers. I am a wife and mum to 3 amazing children. The girl who introduced me the "mother" title is 8 years ol and our twins are five years, 6 months. During the day I am have a job i love as marketer for a multinational FMCG company. When i get home, I have another equally rewarding job called being a mother. When everyone is tucked in bed, I find time to blog about my journey as a mum in stilettos and build this community for us working moms so we can thrive at home and at work.

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