CONFIDENCE: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Author . Crown Business $27.50 (416p) ISBN 978-1-4000-5290-5

Drawing on more than 300 interviews with leaders in business, sports and politics, Kanter cogently explains the role confidence plays in the performance of institutions and individuals. Losing streaks are often created and then perpetuated when people lose confidence in their leaders and systems, while winning streaks are fueled by confident people who are secure in their own abilities and the ability of their leaders. Winning streaks are characterized by continuity and continued investment, Kanter argues, while losing streaks are marked by disruption and a lack of investment that typically give way to a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure. Combining theory with practical advice, Kanter details how losing organizations can instill accountability, collaboration and initiative—Kanter's three pillars of confidence—to help start a turnaround. She illustrates her ideas with a number of real-world examples, among them how the new owner of the Philadelphia Eagles stopped the team's chronic losing ways and built a winning organization. Kanter, a professor at the Harvard Business School and author of numerous books (including Men and Women of the Corporation ), delivers valuable insights on the importance of confidence to success and on how organizations can create practices that build that much needed asset. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 07/19/2004
Release date: 08/01/2004
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