I tend to believe that the reason people lack confidence comes down to 2 things. One, they’ve been beaten up emotionally over the course of their lifetime and thus don’t know how to find confidence on their own. Two, their lack of confidence stems from the unknown.
In a strange way, those tips and most of the other posts I write on this blog are geared towards education of what good leadership principles are and how they can be used. I also hope I talk enough about the types of outcomes one can expect if they put some of these principles into action.
Sometimes it’s not enough to tell someone what to do. For instance, if I tell you how to pick up a box of groceries that’s pretty straight forward and you’ll obviously know why you’re doing it and what the expected outcome is going to be. You probably don’t even need me telling you how to do that.
But if I’m trying to give you a leadership tip like how to bring team members together when they all act more like individuals, I can’t just throw something out there and expect anyone to follow it without knowing why I’m saying it and how it should manifest itself once it’s implemented.