One of the most important skills that the best leaders have is confidence. Through constant self-development, it can be achieved in oneself over time. However, what often goes unnoticed is the fact that leaders, too, can inspire others to bring out their best. Once they have nurtured confidence in themselves, they can work towards inspiring confidence in others.
Leaders must delegate tasks with an approach that focuses on confidence-building. Leaders should understand that confidence is in everyone. You just need to learn how to bring it out in them.
Leaders have charisma, competency, drive, and, above all, confidence. This is why people are attracted to them and follow them. These individuals should focus on growing themselves to become their best, and when they do, they should switch their focus to growing others.
While you, as a leader, may already know who you are and who you want to become, others may need a bit more direction. Here are some strategies that can empower others and enhance their self-confidence:
If leaders don’t believe in the people who follow them, their employees and followers will not have any confidence. This is why it is imperative to let people know that you believe in them and expect and know they will succeed. Once you, as their leader, establish reinforcements and let them know consistently that you want to see them do well, they will start believing in themselves too.
Delegating more responsibilities and tasks will tell people you trust and believe in them. However, besides doing this, it is also important to give them a chance to make decisions and come up with solutions. This empowers them and provides them with confidence.
Feedback can make or break one’s confidence, which is why it should never sound like a critique. The feedback should be honest and empowering in a way that inspires people to do better because you believe they can. Provide guidance and mentorship if needed to equip them with skills and confidence to do better.
Providing challenges to individuals is an excellent way to build confidence in others as it brings them out of their comfort zone. However, at the same time, you should provide them with support to develop their confidence.
Another way to support them is by introducing them to programs that build self-confidence, such as Mental Minutes Success Coaching, designed by Kimberly Dalius. This program aims to enhance individuals’ problem-solving skills, improve their learning, and gain more direction in life. It may significantly enhance the quality of their lives.
Inspiring confidence in others is a trait found in the best leaders, and luckily, it can be easily achieved. These individuals want to do better and urge others to do the same. Confidence is inside everyone; leaders should simply know how to nurture and bring it out in others.
With these tips, they can empower others and improve their lives. The more you implement them, the better the chances you will inspire confidence in your peers and subordinates.
Eric Dalius is The Executive Chairman of MuzicSwipe, a music and content discovery platform designed to maximize artist discovery and optimize fan relationships. When he’s not working for MuzicSwipe, he perhaps hosting the weekly podcast “FULLSPEED,” engaging with inspiring entrepreneurs from various sectors. Additionally, through the “Eric Dalius Foundation,” he has established four scholarships for US students. Stay in touch with Eric on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Entrepreneur.com.