Exercise: Lead with Courage

Frank Bach
Staff Product Designer at Instagram, Formerly at Headspace

Recommended Time: 15 minutes

Become more self-aware of what causes your lack of confidence in different situations. Reflecting on what caused your reaction will help you understand what to change. 


Think about a time when you didn't do something because you lacked confidence. 

Share with your partners in the group. Reflect on: 

  • What went wrong and why: Understand the root cause of lack of confidence? (Did you lack skills? Did you lack experience? What triggered that lack of confidence? Were you prioritizing something else? Is there a pattern?)
  • What could have helped you act differently? (How might you address the root cause?)