BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - SELF-CONFIDENCE
This is the 31st of a series of newsletters published on Business Management and Management Skills. Not all topics will apply to your business, but each section will be beneficial to establish company goals and objectives. By reading and studying these newsletter articles, youre taking the first step in achieving your goals.
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An important factor in effective management is gaining a high level of self-confidence. You must come to the realization that you not only can (but also will) tackle the tasks at hand and have reasonable expectations of achieving success. There are three things you must develop to gain the level of self-confidence you need: competence, commitment, and control.
As a manager, you have the opportunity to help others gain greater self-confidence. Keep track of the positive accomplishments of your employees and remind them of their growth. The purpose of these reminders is to continually orient employees as to how far theyve grown and developed, and what they can reasonably expect of themselves in the future. Help them visualize what theyre capable of. Remind them of what it feels like to perform well, and explain realistically where they stand in terms of what theyre capable of today. This kind of attention will foster the self-confidence necessary for individuals to demonstrate again and again what theyre capable of. Be careful not to raise expectations to a level they cannot possibly achieve. Reflect for a moment on the following points:
Mike Holts Comment: I would like to extend a special thank you to L.W. Brittian, a Mechanical & Electrical Instructor in Lott, Texas, for reviewing and editing the various articles in these newsletters. His comments and suggestions have been invaluable in the preparation of my Business Management and Management Skills Workbook. This newsletter article was extracted from that workbook. Watch for our next newsletter, and as always, we invite your comments and feedback. Send us your real-life experiences. We value your opinions and participation. Please respond to Barbara@MikeHolt.com. And be sure to visit Mike Holts Website at http://www.mikeholt.com
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