5 workplace takeaways from ‘The Crown’

The new Netflix series about a young Queen Elizabeth II offers relatable lessons on how to take charge of your career and be more self-possessed, assertive and poised in your professional interactions.

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When I was little, I loved to play dress-up. One of my favorite activities was to put on a movie, dress up as the heroine and act out the story as the movie played.

It has been 20+ years since I last dressed up as Mary Poppins and tried to fly by jumping off the staircase with an umbrella, but the memory came rushing back to me after recently watching “The Crown” on Netflix.

“The Crown” is about Queen Elizabeth II’s early days as monarch, and her journey from shy, timid newlywed to strong, confident queen. The series provides poignant lessons about projecting confidence, demonstrating authority and establishing yourself in the workplace.

Whether you’re just beginning your career or are a seasoned pro in need of a pep talk, here are some lessons from the series on how to be more confident at work. Get ready to feel empowered, motivated and inspired to don a crown.

1. Ask yourself, “Why not me?”

Do you ever feel like you’re one day away from being found out? That if you ask one silly question or make one simple mistake you’ll lose all credibility?

If so, I have news for you: Most people feel this way.

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