Mendoza School of Business

Research: When overconfidence Is an asset, and when it’s a liability

Published: December 11, 2018 / Author: Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review published a piece on Nathan Meikle‘s research on whether overconfident people are admired or distrusted.

“Interestingly, though, we found that if the overly confident candidates expressed their confidence nonverbally, they remained the most trusted and desirable choice, even when revealed to be over-the-top,” Meikle says.