Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Building the Confidence of others around you

What’s the confidence level of the people around you? Is it high or low?

Let me ask you a question. Are you intentionally building the confidence of those around you? Your family, friends, work colleagues, or those you lead?

It is so easy to neglect or take for granted the good people you have around you in life. We need to take the time to encourage and build their confidence which in turn will help them achieve far more.

A note for leaders: People’s level of confidence is generally tied to the type of leadership they receive: Affirmation, communication and feedback help boost confidence, while criticism, neglect and lack of coaching deplete confidence.

This problem is often rooted in the fact that as leaders we get so focused on results that we fail to look more closely at the person who delivers those results. Ever been guilty of that?

Someone who lacks confidence will not deliver their very best results. So we need to find ways to boost their confidence as much as possible.

What can you do today to build the confidence level of someone around you?

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