John Crnokrak & Associates

How to be


Are You a Confident Leader?

Confidence is being observant and even quiet at times. It is a natural expression of our ability,expertise and self-regard. Confident people take a stand, not because they think they are right, but because they are not afraid to be wrong. They feel comfortable discussing issues and other challenges.

Confident people do not mind being proven wrong. They feel finding out what is right is more important than being right! Confident people/leaders often admit they are wrong or do not have all the answers’ whereas intellectual bullies never do.

Confident leaders know how to ask for help. They are better listeners and can easily give the credit/spotlight for others to shine; they know how to be a ‘follower” when necessary. They also can think, “why not me” knowing that accessing opportunities is being proactive and makes a big difference in the outcome of a situation.

Confident leaders/people are not afraid to make mistakes, or even look foolish at times. They also never demean others, and certainly “own” there faux pas (mistakes). Without exception, these leaders are continually striving to “earn the trust/respect” of others, no matter what they try and where they go. In simple terms, they do everything with confidence.

So as you lead your team to “greater reach objectives” keep in mind eliminating the ‘dysfunctions’ of your team; which are: ABSENCE OF TRUST—FEAR OF CONFLICT—LACK OF COMMITMENT—AVOIDANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY—ABSENCE OF RESULTS, will pay major dividends for you and your team.

In closing, as a leader, keep in mind that; how we manage our own and other’s emotions in the workplace, will have a major impact on job performance and job satisfaction. As we continue to lead others it is essential to measure people’s “actual” performance rather than their self-reported skills, and emotional problems in solving tasks.

Good luck and best wishes…John



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