Leadership Tip

How to fake the confidence you need

When you’re feeling overwhelmed and in over your head, the best way to power through is to pretend you’ve got the confidence you need to get something done. These strategies can help you fake it until you make it:

  1. Think positively. The more you focus on what’s scary about the challenge, the more intimidated you’ll feel. Try framing your new team, project, or initiative not as a threat but as an opportunity to do something new.
     
  2. Watch and learn. Observe how others lead. Pay attention to how they use humour, silence, and charisma to influence others - then tailor those tactics to your individual style.
     
  3. Use bold body language. Take long strides. Sit up straight. Walk with your chest held high. Don’t slouch. Carrying yourself in a way that conveys power, poise, and healthy pride helps you feel more self-assured, which comes across to others.

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