"Delivering confidence is the work of leaders."
"All of us want confidence that our investments of money, time, effort, or loyalty will lead to positive results. We look to leaders to deliver that confidence, whether we are thinking of coaches of professional sports teams, chiefs of major corporations, directors of hospitals and schools, community officials, or presidents and prime ministers of our countries."
"Leadership is not about the leader, it's about how he or she builds confidence in every one else."
~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter ~
Author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and
Losing Streaks Begin and End
Think back to the positive leaders in your life...What did they do that increased your confidence? How has your confidence increased your success and well-being?
Think back to the leaders who, consciously or unconsciously, decreased your confidence...What did they do to cause you to doubt yourself? How did your lack of confidence decrease your success and well-being?
Our workplaces, families and communities can only maximize their potential when all people, regardless of age, background or beliefs, are confident in their ability to consistently do what needs to be done.
What can you start doing to help the people around you increase their confidence?