Confidence In The Workplace
If you want to be noticed and become visible in the workplace, you must be able to portray self confidence. Confidence is a necessary component of anyone looking for success in their career. Take a look at the leadership in your organization, they are usually examples of individuals that know how to appear confident.
A very important fact to point out is that confidence should never become overbearing and egocentric.
Every organization has its own culture. Your confidence level must reflect how confidence is practiced in your organization. If you step outside of the working culture of an organization it becomes very difficult to remain confident and accomplish any goals that you want to attain. It is very important to work within the culture of an organization or it will make it next to impossible to remain confident.
In this dynamic world that we work in you will be challenged many times to manage changing situations and conflict. This is where your confidence level cannot falter, you must be able to show that you can handle any situation and maintain your confidence. This is not always an easy feat, no matter how stressed you feel inside maintain good posture and use expressive type words that reflect your confidence level. Whenever you start to feel a lack of confidence, take the spotlight away from yourself and focus on the situation or the individuals that are involved in the situation.
If you are facing competing priorities, this is where remaining confident can become very challenging. In order to maintain your confidence that you can manage competing priorities effectively, give yourself some time frames and prioritize what needs to get done. If you do not appear like you are fumbling around and do not know what direction you are headed in, you will be able to maintain your confidence level that you can successfully accomplish your goals.
Confidence means that you must be able to work out of your own comfort zone, it is very easy to become comfortable with work habits and how you usually manage your working day. Confidence can help you push yourself out of your own comfort zone and show that you can face changing situations with poise and confidence. When change is happening in any organization, other individuals will follow you because they will be looking for direction and someone that goes with flow in a positive and confident manner.
Successful individuals are confident individuals. They become role models for other employees to follow. Confidence enables you to encourage others to adapt to changing situations in the work environment. Remaining positive and confident can be the key to make you the individual that stands out from the crowd and put yourself on the road to a successful career.
By: D. P. Noe.