Are you Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey?

01/14/2013 | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Leaders need to project confidence that starts a conversation rather than shuts it down, and so they should aim to be more like Oprah Winfrey than Martha Stewart, writes Thaler Pekar. Stewart's "off-putting perfectionism and certainty" is a less effective leadership approach than Winfrey's "humility and benevolent confidence," Pekar argues. "Confidence allows for curiosity, and opens us to learning and growth," she adds.

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