I have an important reminder to share today.
But first: I want to tell you about a Scientific American article that I recently read.
Scientists have long hypothesised that a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) could play a role in confidence. The OFC is involved in the cognitive process of decision-making and is also thought to play a significant role in emotion. It has extensive connections to the limbic system, which is involved in emotion and memory. In one study, researchers found evidence that rats showed impaired decision-making confidence when the neurons in the OFC were shut off. The OFC in the human brain is more sophisticated, but researchers believe it plays the same role.
This came as no surprise to me…
There have been SO many studies proving that a leader's confidence directly impacts their performance levels.
That’s how important it is for you to maintain high confidence levels.
However, most people live in a restricted circle of potential. They move ahead in their career with one foot on the brake.
Coaching leaders across various industries, I have realized that the reason that so many people never fulfill their potential at work is not a lack of intelligence, skills or resources, but lack of confidence in themselves.
One of the most important characteristics of strong leaders is their confidence in themselves.
I have helped most leaders develop confidence in themselves and trust me when I say this- it’s a day to day process.
Confidence cannot be built simply by reading books on it or hearing motivational talks. It requires certain techniques and rituals.
Take a look at this interview of mine in WRAL (America’s news channel) where I talk about a technique called E.A.T. and how our brain is wired to think negatively.
Remember, confidence is the greatest asset of a leader. Without it, you can do little, with it, you can achieve anything you desire.
Your Good Friend + Mentor Payal Nanjiani Leadership Expert | Author| Executive Coach
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