There are likely times as a leader when you feel very confident in what you are doing. You have confidence in your skills, and those around you trust you. You cast a big vision for what you want to achieve, bring out the best in everyone, and deliver results that no one thought possible. Everything you are doing is flowing from the confidence you have in yourself and your team. In turn, that same confidence feeds everyone to do even more together.
Then there are days when you are fearful. Afraid you might not deliver great results, uncomfortable with a given situation, or are feeling a bit over your head. On those days, you may find yourself acting not out of confidence but out of fear. When you do that, you think small, diminish others on the team, and barely crawl across the finish line.
I say all of this with great confidence because I have done both myself.
The good news is that we can choose our mindsets and our behaviors. One way to help us choose the best path is to remind ourselves of what happens when we choose confidence over fear. This week’s tool is designed to help you to remember the importance of choosing confidence. It provides a visual reminder of what happens when you lead from a position of confidence versus fear.