According to Francisco Dao, without confidence, no-one will follow you.
I’m inclined to agree.
So what knocks our confidence? What happens to change our state from feeling good to not so good?
- Changed environment – could be a new company, a new project or a new colleague that knocks our equilibrium.
- Low resilience – a failure to bounce back eats away at our confidence.
- Low on resourcefulness or adaptability – when we hit a problem we can’t solve, we feel flattened.
Despite appearances, I did and still do struggle with confidence levels, and actively manage the balance almost all the time.
With the exception of a couple of CEOs, I’ve never met a leader who hasn’t had confidence struggles at one point or another – so if you’re one of us, you’re not alone.
We all have periods where we need to adjust our approach to stay up to date, and studies show that a focus on resilience, style and adaptability will help to regain your impact as a leader.
Have your say>> What do you find helps your confidence get back on track?
PS: Here are 4 ways that I can help you start doing business differently:
- Leadership Confidence Coach
- Mentor Human Resources Leaders
- Facilitate Change Conversations
- Advise HR Suppliers