Imagine how powerful it is when people believe in themselves. Imagine the powerful influence of a leadership that promotes this thought.
Sam Walton said, “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
We can see the importance of believing in ourselves and what can be accomplished when we do.
However, leadership involves developing others in ways to create confidence in themselves.
Express confidence. It is amazing what a word of encouragement can do in helping others accomplish great work.
Give responsibility. Do not micromanage others. Give them a responsibility and allow them the opportunity to achieve the task.
Handle failure appropriately. This is a lost, but needed art in leadership. Expect times when people will fail. Help them learn from it, evaluate, pick up, and move forward.
Express confidence. If we begin and end with telling others how much we believe in them and what they can accomplish, greatness will be the result.