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November 2019 Blog Developing Self Confidence In The Workplace

Contributed by Joe V

Confidence and self-esteem give us the self-assurance when we need to step up as a leader, to take the emotional risk necessary to make significant achievements in our personal and professional lives.  Having a balance between self-confidence and self-esteem is the key to exceptional performance.  It is important for us to recognize our weaknesses in these areas and continue to work on improvement of each; both at work and at home. 


In each of our days there are plenty of opportunities for improvement around these topics.  Think of a time when you questioned what steps you were going to complete; what did you do?  Did you take the plunge and go for it?  Did you pass the “baton” to another person to be the leader?


The following are 7 tips to look at to help improve your confidence and self-esteem:

·         Take a blank sheet of paper out and make a list of a 50 things you can do.

·         Make a list of a 50 things you that you are grateful for.

·         Keep a list of things that you want to do in the next 5, 10 and 15 years.

·         Do one thing every day, even if it is a small step, to move toward your goals.

·         Take more risks.

·         When you make a mistake, learn from it.

·         Find something you can learn from each person with whom you work and/or live around.


Each tip is important in its own right and each tip provides you another viewpoint into your life. It’s imperative for us as a human being to constantly be growing. While these tips can provide an outline to help improve your characteristics; it’s ultimately up to you to make the changes necessary to be a stronger leader/person. To be better committed to growth; complete the statements below:

CommitmentBy WhenDesired Result
I will
I will