One of my students recently asked me, “How can I be a confident leader in uncertain situations? Does it come from your personality or is it learned?”
My simple answer to that is…
Yes. Having certain personality traits does help your self-confidence. But, self-confidence is a habit that can be learned.
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Raising happy, healthy, and self-confident children is a much more difficult job than it seems.
I’ve studied this topic for many years and have even developed many programs and speeches on this very topic. I found out before I had my first child, and I have 4 children and 5 grandchildren, that there are certain ways that parents respond to and interact with their children that help ensure their success in life…. Read more
Some people are good at negotiating in their own interest, and some people are not. Which one of these types of people do you want to be?
One of your main jobs in life, one that will lead to increasing levels of self-confidence, is to become more effective in influencing others by learning great negotiation skills and choosing good questions to ask.
In the many studies that have been done on effective negotiators, we find that they all have basically the same qualities and characteristics. … Read more
Leadership styles are a learnable quality that anyone can attain through hard work and self-discipline. While the process of becoming a leader may be simple it is not easy to do. Everyone can become a great leader, have better self-confidence and achieve success. … Read more
The most important quality of great leaders, the one quality for which you want to be known, is extraordinary performance, with the goal of achieving extraordinary results…. Read more
The most important factor in motivating employees is the way you treat people. Building self-esteem and self-confidence in others is more important in bringing the best out of people than all the education, intelligence or experience you might have at doing your job…. Read more
If you are not particularly skilled at a particular activity, you will be stuck in a comfort zone and feel uncomfortable at the very thought of stepping out of it. Failing to overcome a lack of self-confidence and failing to believe in yourself will prevent you from achieving the kind of success you dream about…. Read more
The ability to believe in yourself can change your life.
What difference would it make in your life if you had an absolutely unshakable confidence in your ability to achieve anything you really put your mind to? … Read more