Everybody loves be around confident people. It’s contagious and makes one feel good able to accomplish anything. Not only that, but people look up to confident people. You will usually see people who are unsure about something, turn to more confident people.
This is crucially important to be an effective leader. But what about if you, yourself, are a leader who don’t feel about confidence about certain action?
Self-confidence is contradicted with self-abasement. You should learn how to at least appear confident for you never want others to see you otherwise. Self-confidence is always the first secret weapon to success.
Leading people and confidence go hand in hand. If your confidence is low, you won’t be able to manage and persuade people.
To boost their self-esteem, simply put yourself in their shoes. Think about what it was like when you were needing a boost of confidence. Think about, “What did other people do or say to me that made me more confident?”
How to Project Confidence as a Leader?
To inspire confidence in other people to command respect and loyalty, project the confidence needed to be a leader.
How? Through your body language and self-belief.
It’s not only what you wear that matters. Beneath your exterior lies your subtle communication.
Body language will be the first indicator of your state of mind. Make sure your body language conveys success and confidence.
For instance, slumping or slouching conveys a defeatist attitude, even if you are smiling. An upright posture gives the illusion of confidence even if you’re quaking inside. Shrugs are the lazy ways to express yourself, so reconsider them through your non-verbal communication.
Take the time to study how confident, successful people move and gesture, then imitate such mannerism. You don’t have copied them like a cheap rip-off Mona Lisa. Basically, have the basics down to a fault.
Being a great leader is not about being dominant or controlling other people. It is about knowing who you are and being firm focusing on the important stuff. Confident leaders know when to compromise and how empower others to feel strong and confident to lead themselves.
Most people suffer from bad mood or have a bad day. Of course, each individual is different with the issues they face needing different ways to come out of such negative state to move forward, but that’s what a great leader does to give them the self-confidence they need.