Confidence is not something you either have or do not have. It is a dynamic emotion that, like a physical muscle, needs exercise to grow stronger. Here are two ways to build and maintain it:
Take inventory of your past. It is easy to doubt yourself and your abilities. But if you look at your track record, chances are that your successes outweigh your failures. And, more importantly, you likely survived your mishaps and gleaned useful lessons along the way.
- Focus on strengths. Most leaders are very strong in a few competencies, average in the majority, and weak in a few. Concentrate on leveraging what you’re best at. Then, manage your average and weak areas so they do not detract from your effectiveness.
The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from To Strengthen Your Confidence, Look to Your Past” by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.