According to Harvard Business Review and CEO of The Energy Project Tony Schwartz, confidence leads to positive emotion, security, and better performance. People have a natural tendency to trust confident leaders. When you exude true confidence, your team members will trust that your actions will lead to promising results.
Reflect on how to communicate and act with confidence
Learning how to communicate and act with confidence is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.
Are you truly confident or are you just faking it?
Exercises to help you communicate and act with confidence
Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to communicate and act with confidence.
- Practice positive body language when talking with your team. During a meeting, sit upright, keep eye contact, smile, and project your voice when you speak.
- Find examples of confident leaders at work who inspire you. Observe their presentation or public skills and integrate mannerisms that best fit your character.
- Tidy up your background before your next Zoom meeting. Avoid distractions by turning off a fan, hanging up appropriate wall art, or angling the camera at eye level.
Additional resources to help you communicate and act with confidence
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