“Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute.  It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Let’s start this post with a question… How do you define confidence? Is it an attribute of a person or the result of their “doings?” How many times have we heard that a person’s confidence wavered? What does that even mean? Were they not confident from the beginning?

Is this a true statement… Without confidence, there is no leadership. Why or why not?

While it is safe to say others can give us confidence or even we can find confidence in others, confidence, in general, is something that must happen from deep within our inner self.

Confidence is a funny thing. We all know confident people. Some who are over-confident and others who wish they were more confident.

What are you doing to be a more confident leader?

©2017 J Clay Norton