Catherine Tinsley: “In Celebration of Failure” (Psychology Today)

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Psychology Today

Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley (Raffini Family Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business, and Faculty Director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute) and co authors Jason Schloetzer (William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration, McDonough School of Business) and Matthew A. Cronin (Associate Professor of Management, George Mason University School of Business) present highlights in a Psychology Today blog of their research to demonstrate that self-confidence has a positive impact on workers’ perceived and actual success in the workplace The research tested and validated the notion that building confidence can be a relatively straightforward process of reframing failure experiences. Organizational messages that repositioned failure as a learning experience were associated with higher worker confidence across genders, multiple industries, and countries.