Great leaders are confident:
- In Themselves
- Their Vision
- In The People That They’re Leading
Confidence is at the core of your natural charisma; remember the “Four-Cs”
How do you become more confident?
- Constant battle against self-doubt & limiting beliefs
- Fear & uncertainty will never go away
- But it’s a mindset shift that you have completely control of!
- Confidence is gained through knowledge & expertise…
- The problem is that is typically lacking in a new role or situation
- So how do you gain confidence despite this dilemma?
Suspend your belief on how something is going to get done…
- Just “know” that it’s going to get done.
- The cliche “Fake it til’ you make it” is a good starting point
“Nice to Know” versus “Need to Know”
- In the beginning, focusing on the handful of “need to know” items will set a foundation of confidence
- Bold Face or Immediate Action items is what pilots first learn
- These essential “need to know” items only amount to about 10 things…no matter how complex the aircraft
- Memorizing or fully understanding these handful of “need to know” items on day-1 sets you apart and prepares you fully for new situation.
- This is a great technique to set a “baseline” of confidence for new situations
Stop worrying about being wrong
- Very empowering & inspirational to to those around you
- Shows you as a humble & approachable leader
What are the “Confidence Killers”?
- Low self-image – the less confidence you have, the faster you will give up
- Fear – confidence releases the risk
- Other people’s opinion of you – if you’re worried what other people think then you have more confidence their opinion than you have of your own.