Use these resources to learn what you need to.  Consider learning the systematic way from a qualified expert, which means you'll use a complete program that guides you through what is necessary, so that you "complete" your knowledge and don't have to go back frequently to do repairs. 

Other Books

Self-Esteem, A Proven Program Of Cognitive Techniques For Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem, McKay and Fanning - The best of the non-Barksdale approaches.  If you do what it says in the book, you'll raise your self-esteem considerably.  A good supplement to Barksdale.  

Ten Days To Self-Esteem, David D. Burns, M.D. - In a very practical worksheet format.  A classic in the field, one that I would rate as more effective than the other most popular ones.

The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem, Nathaniel Branden - One of the great specialists in the field.   Self-esteem is supported by living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, and integrity.  "We need to listen to and respect our own sensations, insights, intuition, and perspective."

Groups For Confidence Building:

Link:        Toastmasters International


For "kids", but, methinks, good for all people:  An Online Guide To Improving Self Esteem.


The Foundation Building Resource That Is The Best
Building Self-Esteem L.S. Barksdale - The best little self-esteem and non-blame book I have ever seen. Highly recommended for clarity, for all people regardless of the level of self-esteem, for it teaches an invaluable life lesson.   Highly recommended for clarity, for all.  To see the materials:  Barksdale Materials And Programs - Central Listing And Links, including Links To Barksdale Books, which you can download for free.

You may also wish to read My Experience With The Barksdale Materials, which includes why you should use it as a base and which materials to pick up and use.

I''ve now organized a page for overall information related to Barksdale.

The Space Between Self-Esteem And Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff, Tedx.

Meet Yourself: A User's Guide To Building Self-Esteem, Niko Everett, Tedx

Brian Tracy (audio):  The Science Of Self Confidence CD1 (59:16), CD2 (59:20), CD3 (42:48)   , CD4 (1:00:02), CD5 (59:28), CD6 ( 59:13)

Self Esteem And Peak Performance, Jack Canfield (42:56)

By a "multi-discipline" coach:  Building Self Confidence: Live Case Study (1:24;28)

A documentary: Philosophy - A Guide To Happiness: Montaigne On Self-Esteem (24:10)- Interesting.