Confidence

When Confidence Is Not Enough

Confidence is necessary in doing the hard things inevitable in a crisis. It creates momentum that leads to new learning and inspires people to take action. For this kind of impact, a leader’s confidence needs to be rooted in faith rather than circumstance and built on strengths rather than focused on circumventing  weaknesses.  Conversely, confidence…
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Clues You Are A Confident Leader

Until confidence is tested, we are unaware of our lack. Crisis creates the opportunity for leaders to develop a critical leadership competency: confidence.  It’s self-assurance in your ability to address the crisis and the belief that you can rely on others to help meet the challenge. But, how do we know confidence when we see…
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Navigate Change with Confidence

Crisis always brings change. The waves of transition start to rise and fall almost immediately after we experience a crisis.  The first time I traveled using only a GPS,  I just about lost my mind.  Hearing the play-by-play directions without being able to see the whole map created insecurity and mistrust about whether or not…
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Deepening the Roots of Your Confidence

Are you feeling a little shaken these days? Right now, I am hanging on tightly to my confidence in Christ as my lifeline. Confidence in a crisis does not come from our circumstances, it comes from being deeply rooted in Jesus. “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and…
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3 Ways to Leverage Strengths in Building Confidence

In the right context with the right application, your strengths can accelerate your confidence in leadership and life.  As a leader, it’s likely you’ve taken an assessment or two identifying your personality, temperament, or strengths. What was your take-away? Did it change you? Your answer to these  questions is either contributing to or detracting from…
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3 Things Confidence is NOT

In times of crisis, people need a confident leader. However, what if all this uncertainty has shaken the foundation you were standing on? You may not feel very confident anymore. In fact, you’re wondering if you have what it takes to do this! If this is how you feel today, maybe you’ve got an incomplete…
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Three Keys to Unlock Confidence in Crisis

In crisis we are not likely to say, “Now is the right time to build confidence.” We tend to believe a crisis is when our confidence will be shaken. It is difficult to find our footing, let alone be confident of where we stand. But, I would like to propose that crisis is the perfect time…
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