Building the Confidence of Those You Lead

April 13, 2010 - Mac Lake - Leadership

What’s the confidence level of those you lead, would you say it’s high or low?  Now consider this, as their leader are you building their confidence or are you the cause of it’s breaking down? 

People’s level of confidence in the workplace 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 at the actual person who delivers those results.  Mark this truth: someone who lacks confidence will not deliver their very best results.  My guess is most of us could get greater results from those we lead if we simply took time to look at the person and find ways to boost their confidence.

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

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