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The Role of Self-Esteem in Leadership

Leaders have high self-esteem and a positive self-image. They value themselves and feel worthwhile.

Self-esteem is simply how much you like yourself. An important part of self-esteem is self-efficacy. It is a feeling of competence, of being good at what you do, and being capable of achieving the results you need to achieve as a leader.

Self-esteem is important because the way you feel inside, the beliefs and ideas that you have about yourself, is going to guide the way you perform on the outside. According to Steve Rodgers, the former CEO of Prudential Bache California Realty, “The way you feel about yourself has everything to do with how you perform as an individual in your own work and as a manager ...

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