Is the person leading your meeting actually an expert, or have they just mastered posture, eye contact, and speaking style? It can be easy to confuse the two, Bryan Bonner, Eccles School professor of management, tells Scientific American. He calls confidence a "messy proxy" for expertise. Read the full article and learn how to resist the lure of overconfidence in Scientific American.
The experience is a common one, no matter the workplace environment. A meeting is called, and it’s immediately hijacked by the most extroverted or most confident member of the group. Before anyone in the room has had a chance to think, let alone say a word, the confident loudmouth is pushing the group into decisions, based on little more than the force of that [...]