Build self-confidence if you want to advance in your company, because it’s one of the most essential of all leadership qualities. I talk about tips, which could help anybody develop leadership behavior, in this commentary.
You’ll be hard pressed to win a position of leadership without self-confidence. The first thing, of which you need to be aware, is that leadership qualities are behavior oriented.
All great leaders are as such because they get the confidence and admiration of people with whom they come in contact. Good managers, on the other hand, rely more on skills rather than leadership. Communication skill, organizational skill and scheduling are much more important to managers than they are to true leaders.
Please don’t have the mistaken notion that those skills are not important leadership qualities, because they are very important in leadership. But true leadership behavior relies much more heavily on personality than it does on simple managerial skills.
There are some individuals that develop leadership behavior naturally because of good parenting they received. But the common man on the street is not looking to be a leader; and he or she does not really need to have the self-confidence, which a true leader needs.
Your leadership behavior depends on personality traits such as:
A sense of Commitment,
an Optimistic Attitude,
and Passionate for your Endeavors.
But if you want to be a leader in your company you need to first develop, within your mind, leadership behavior.
Tip: Dress for Success.
It doesn’t matter one iota if you are a guy or a gal; clothes speak volumes about yourself. So you need to spend some money on clothes to make money as a leader.
This tip about outward appearance is one of the easiest of all leadership qualities to develop since it’s not essentially leadership behavior, which isn’t a physical manifestation; rather, it’s spiritual. You can rob a leader of his or her clothes, but you can’t steal leadership behavior.
Guys, you really need to learn how to tie your own tie. Clip-on ties are tacky. You never know when you’ll need to loosen your tie. Let’s say you’re in a lengthy business meeting, for example. Besides, it looks cool to have a hand-tied tie.
Gals, a hair stylist could do wonders for the way you look & feel. Get a perm and dress for success. You’ll feel better about yourself, and it’ll help you build self-confidence.
Tip: Take a Public Speaking Course.
Public speaking is the first behavioral leadership quality, upon which I’ll focus. You may be the most qualified employee in the company to lead the discussion; but it’ll help to have public speaking experience, which you can get in college, to confidently stand in front of an audience.
Public speaking is an ability that you can develop. Guiding principles and good speaking techniques, which you can get in a public speaking course, can be helpful for you to hone your leadership behavior, and it’ll help you build self-confidence.
Take a Speech Communication class at your first opportunity. Take one that concentrates in public discourse because it may help you overcome your dread of speaking in public. It could help you to get self-confidence; and give you the assurance that people will actually listen to your message, rather than be evaluating your speaking style when you deliver a speech.
Tip: Pretend That You Already Have Self-confidence.
You don’t have to be an actor, and you can even start off by play-acting in private if you’re really insecure. It’ll help you build self-confidence.
You can build the self-confidence of which you are capable, but you have to work on it. You can overcome insecurities that are buried deep within your subconscious mind, which might be holding you back.
By Scott Ginsberg