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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership by Andrew J. DuBrin

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Chapter 2

[image]Build Your Self-Confidence

In This Chapter
  • Having self-confidence is important for leadership
  • Thinking positive thoughts
  • Taking an inventory of your assets
  • Revving up your need for power
  • Obtaining a few easy victories first
  • Bouncing back from setbacks
  • Developing emotional intelligence as part of self-confidence

Assume you are a manager in a company rumored to be facing bankruptcy. At a company-wide meeting, the CEO sobs, “I’m sorry. I’m just no good in a crisis. I don’t think I can get us out of this mess. Maybe one of you would like to try your hand at turning around a troubled company.”

In a situation such as this, employees feel insecure. The ...

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