Chapter 8

Chapter 8

Build your confidence

As you develop your leadership skills, take a proactive approach to building your confidence: train it and build it like a muscle.

The stepping-up leadership principles we’ve just outlined all demand a tonne of energy. That doesn’t mean leadership has to be about bouncing around the office like a Duracell bunny, high-fiving everyone in sight. But persistent optimism, a focus on mission, the championing of people, and resilience in the face of challenges can tax your energy reserves, which means that you will need to be at your most confident to step up to a leadership role.

Time and again over our own business journeys we have seen emerging leaders failing to take the next leap because ...

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