Confidence is a belief in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. A lack of confidence, or self-doubt, may be expressed through hesitation, insecurity, and a lack of conviction in one's actions and decisions. On the other hand, overconfidence is an excessive belief in one's abilities, which can lead to excessive risk-taking behavior that is not grounded in reality.
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- Gaining (And Inspiring) Confidence as a Product ManagerKyle breaks down inspiring confidence into 4 categories: • Confidence in Yourself: Be humble, acquire knowledge, take ownership • Confidence from your Team: Understand, dive in, develop technical expertise • Confidence from Stakeholders: Understand the business, understand the priorities and constraints, understand the individuals • Confidence from Users: Understand your users, get them involved, err on their side, deliver value