You have the technical skills needed to lead your organisation to the next level. You want to take that next step. Something’s holding you back, though.

If you’re scared to move to that next step in your career and development as an Engaging Executive, there are a few ways you can go about gaining the confidence you need to succeed.

1. Fake It ’Til You Become It

As Amy Cuddy said in her TED Talk, fake it ’til you become it. Projecting confidence not only convinces others that you’re feeling secure…eventually you start to believe it, too!

2. Know Your Value

If you already know you have the technical skills and the great ideas needed to be a good leader in your company, own it. You add value to the organisation. Don’t let fear of failure stop you from doing what you know you’re capable of accomplishing.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice

Continuously develop your confidence over time, through frequent networking and self-improvement. Always push yourself to be better.

As you improve on these skills, you may have leadership qualities, read here on ‘What Makes a Leader’. If you would like to read more on confidence, click here

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