One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure. – Howard Schultz
Are you a fan of big blockbuster movies? If not I am assuming you at least are familiar with the medium and the culture.
How often have you seen this scenario. The world is ending, there is a neigh impossible to avoid cataclysmic event and people are panicking and in that precise moment the hero of the story reassures his team that “everything is gonna be alright”.
Even in the face of insurmountable odds and impossible numbers, the hero of the story always reassures his people of successful outcome, even when he himself does not have enough confidence to believe so.
It is the job of a leader to lead, not only in business but also in spirit. It is his job to keep the morale of his people as high as possible.
When things are rough and problems are unavoidable, that is precisely the time when morale must keep steady. When your back is against the wall and you are in a corner, that is precisely the “do or die” “make or break” moment when a true leaders skill are shown.
And you know what? Even in every other smaller setbacks and problematic situations it is the same.
You have to radiate confidence so that others might borrow from yours when they themselves have none. Do so and you’ll be fine.