Great Educational Leaders are Self-Assured
To be effective, education leaders must have self-assurance. Self-confidence is based on your ability to perform different roles and is developed via your life’s experiences and interactions. Regretfully, self-confidence is something that you either have or don’t have, but I feel it can be developed with some effort.
You must be willing to try new things and prepared to fail to improve your self-confidence; otherwise, you will never progress and discover the ability to push the boundaries of what you have the potential for. To start, you must tackle your worries and any other sources of tension. What about these things frightens you? What’s the worst thing that may happen if your darkest worries and anxieties come true?
Then, one by one, face your anxieties. Whatever your level of fear, go deep within yourself and take that risk. You’ll discover that on the other side of dread lies self-assurance when you realize that failing isn’t the world’s end. In addition, if you continue to accomplish things that make you nervous, you will see that you are becoming increasingly adept at the jobs and responsibilities that terrify you. You may not be a professional or even a beginner at certain things, but conquering your fear and persisting to do it is a win in and of itself.
Finally, Some Thoughts
Remember that as a leader, you are the one who makes the decisions, and your staff will follow your advice. How can you encourage them to be confident in their skills if you aren’t confident in your own? A company run by Someone who lacks self-assurance will not be very productive, and at most, it won’t be very unusual.
What is the reason behind this? Because shyness is seldom rewarded in business or life. Boldness and daring, not cowardice, have inspired others. That is because you’ll confront challenges in business and life, and the fearful will typically give up while those with guts and perseverance will usually make it to the other side, where success awaits.