Identifying Your Confidence BustersJun 21, 2021
By this point, if you’ve been following our recent posts, you’ve taken a few quizzes and found that your confidence and trust could be improved. Need to revisit those quizzes? Visit the previous posts here.
Think about your results, not only for yourself, but for your team. Start by determining if you’re doing anything that breeds mistrust. Some common actions that cause people to lose confidence in a person or a team are listed below. Put a check mark next to the “Confidence Busters” that you believe are getting in the way of you having complete confidence in your team or a team member:
- Unresolved personal conflict
- Restricted freedom
- Lack of control
- Inadequate support
- Closed or guarded communication
- Red tape and bureaucracy
- Lack of recognition
- Stealing credit
- Unwillingness to share expertise
- Low tolerance for ambiguity
- Obsession with details
- Desire to work alone vs. involve others
- Behind the scenes conversations
- Mandates and dictates
- Absence of ground rules
- Inflexible, inconsistent directions
- Abdicating responsibility/finger pointing
- Workplace secrets
- Poor measurement systems
- Inconsistent policies
Think about the “Confidence Busters” that you marked – how are they impacting your team specifically? What do you believe are some steps you can take to eliminate these Confidence Busters?
In my next post, which will conclude this series on confidence – we’ll take a look at how you can now build up the confidence in your team and other’s confidence in you.
Let us know which Confidence Buster you erase from your workplace and the outcomes of that bold move.
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