The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. – Sven Göran Eriksson

Unless you’re confident enough, I’ve found it is hard to lead effectively. Unfortunately, all too often it is a lot easier to know your weaknesses than your strengths.

Therefore I urge you to ask yourself these questions to help find your self-confidence:

1. What are my strengths? How will your strengths lead you to future success?

Make a list of your strengths. What do I do well? Please note, this is not a list of accomplishments from your resume. The items are what made those accomplishments possible.

2. Why should people follow me? Look at past experience and find situations where you mobilized yourself and your team to face a particularly tough challenge. Why did people believe in your ability to get things done and trust that you were the one to follow?

Good soul searching,


Source: HBR


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