Transformational Leadership – Confidence

Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong; strong you will be – Swami Vivekananda.

Confidence is an important qualities of Transformational Leadership. Whole life and the Leadership principle revolves around the word “Confidence”. A Transformational Leader should have confidence on himself in achieving the vision.  Followers’ should have confidence on the Leader & his vision. Leader should also show confidence in the follower’s capability to achieve the vision.

Throughout the Leadership practice, confidence building is an important inevitable step in which Self-confidence is the backbone for any Leader. There need to be a plan in developing self-confidence. I can say follow 5C’s that will help you in developing confidence:

Clear vision and path – A Transformational Leader possess clear vision and the way in achieving the vision. Once a plan is clear then success is unstoppable which boosts confidence.

Commitment“The one who commits himself completely will achieve the goal soon”. Both self-confidence & followers’ confidence grows when a leader involves himself fully in the activities that leads to achieve goals.

Courage – Hurdles & struggles are common in achieving success even for an easy activity! No need to ask problems in working towards bigger vision. So, staying focused and keeping hope in Leadership is a must. A Transformational Leadership should be courageous and communicate followers to be brave during difficult times.

Consistent – Having coherency between speech and action is required for Transformational Leaders. Consistency in the approach will keep cohesive team in place that helps transforming each other to next level.

Celebration – Even smallest achievement needs to get attention of all – so Celebrate! This gives the entire group a feel of accomplishment that makes them confident. Everyone work more committed & motivated.

Followers’ confidence can be raised with individualized considerations and recognition to their accomplishments.

Try out the 5C’s and tell me, I am waiting for your comments Transformational Leaders.

One thought on “Transformational Leadership – Confidence

  1. Nice post. I’d like to suggest two small nuanced additions:

    a) Relationships – the literature is clear that leadership is really about relationships. This means treating people as individuals, stimulating them intellectually, and as you point out consistent, trustworthy and praiseworthy actions.

    b) Rewards – Celebration is one special case of rewards. The level of accomplishment should be commensurate with the level of reward. A “one size fits all” approach won’t work as well as one that is personalized to those things the people value would like. You also don’t want to have reward fatigue – too many large rewards for really small victories can lessen the impact of really meaningful achievements.



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