This week, I am sharing two short articles that upend some fundamental assumptions about what drives excellent performance.  

1.  Be Nervous: This TED blog relates how speaker nerves fuel better, more passionate and more creative presentations.

http://blog.ted.com/2011/12/31/whats-it-like-to-give-a-tedx-talk-speakers-tell-their-stories/

 

2. Make Confidence the Enemy:  Steven Spielberg reveals what makes him tick on the set each day.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57355795/steven-spielberg-confidence-is-an-enemy/

 

I find these “contrary” views refreshing and real. What do you think?

-Charlotte

 

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