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Confidence: A Leadership Necessity

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President of Financial Insyghts. Researcher of confidence-driven decision making, and Professor, Peter Atwater, joins us to discuss his new book, The Confidence Map: Charting a Path from Chaos to Clarity. In this book, he shares the tools and insights he uses in his work with business leaders, investors, coaches, and public policymakers. When Peter Atwater turned 45, his son said, “Dad you are halfway to ninety.” Three months later he left a very successful career in financial services to do something different. After helping several hedge funds successfully navigate the banking crisis, that “something” turned out to be studying confidence. Tossing  aside his academic training in economics and his experience on Wall Street, Atwater turned to social psychology and discovered that not only do we act as we feel, but we do so consistently, too. To paraphrase Mark Twain, history rhymes for a reason. Today, Atwater is a recognized expert on the impact of confidence on individual and group decision-making. He teaches classes on the topic at William & Mary, his alma mater, and for the honors program at the University of Delaware. And when he isn’t in the classroom, you can find him speaking on stage, on Bloomberg Television and in The Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine. Tune in on Wednesday, November 15 @ 6pm EST!

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