- Eric Kaufmann
- United Kingdom
Confidence, Trust and Belief: How this underlies all we do and shapes our world
Confidence - the idea that we can perform a given action in the future, or can rely on a specific environment to be a certain way in the future - is key to how well individuals and institutions function. From sports, relationships and work, to organizations, to the macro economy and finance, to political leadership and peacebuilding, there is a common thread. Confidence builds gradually, but can crash catastrophically. To build confidence and optimism we can look to techniques develped by Bandura and the self-efficacy school, taken up in different form by behavioural economists. What do you think?