It doesn't have to be lonely at the top.Most leaders appear confident on the outside. But what's going on inside?
It might surprise you to learn that very few leaders are actually as confident as they look. So how do you gain the confidence to lead effectively?
We believe that confidence comes from a couple of places. First, it comes from knowledge: Knowledge of the skills that got you where you are, knowledge of the skills you still need to develop, and knowledge of how to communicate adeptly and use your influence wisely.
Confidence also comes from having a solid support system in place, someone to hold you accountable and help you stay the course, someone to bounce ideas off of or help you see things with a fresh set of eyes. And if you don't have peers in your organization, you may need to find that support system elsewhere.
"Leadership isn't about the what; it's about the how."