Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong; strong you will be – Swami Vivekananda.
Confidence is an important qualities of Transformational Leadership. Whole life and the Leadership principle revolves around the word “Confidence”. A Transformational Leader should have confidence on himself in achieving the vision. Followers’ should have confidence on the Leader & his vision. Leader should also show confidence in the follower’s capability to achieve the vision.
Throughout the Leadership practice, confidence building is an important inevitable step in which Self-confidence is the backbone for any Leader. There need to be a plan in developing self-confidence. I can say follow 5C’s that will help you in developing confidence:
Clear vision and path - A Transformational Leader possess clear vision and the way in achieving the vision. Once a plan is clear then success is unstoppable which boosts confidence.
Commitment – “The one who commits himself completely will achieve the goal soon”. Both self-confidence & followers’ confidence grows when a leader involves himself fully in the activities that leads to achieve goals.
Courage – Hurdles & struggles are common in achieving success even for an easy activity! No need to ask problems in working towards bigger vision. So, staying focused and keeping hope in Leadership is a must. A Transformational Leadership should be courageous and communicate followers to be brave during difficult times.
Consistent - Having coherency between speech and action is required for Transformational Leaders. Consistency in the approach will keep cohesive team in place that helps transforming each other to next level.
Celebration – Even smallest achievement needs to get attention of all – so Celebrate! This gives the entire group a feel of accomplishment that makes them confident. Everyone work more committed & motivated.
Followers’ confidence can be raised with individualized considerations and recognition to their accomplishments.
Try out the 5C’s and tell me, I am waiting for your comments Transformational Leaders.