Leading with Self-Confidence

What is Self-Confidence? (video)

💡 Self-confidence means you accept and trust yourself and have a sense of control in your life. You know your strengths and weaknesses well and have a positive view of yourself in general. On the other hand, low self-confidence might make you feel full of self-doubt. You may feel inferior or be sensitive to criticism. 

It’s important to remember that self-confidence is not linear. It fluctuates throughout your life and can depend on your circumstances and outlook. For instance, you may feel very confident in some areas, such as your work performance, but lack confidence in others, like personal relationships.


If you resonate with having low self-confidence, the good news is, you can change it. 


Having high or low self-confidence is rarely related to your actual abilities, and mostly based on your perceptions. Perceptions are the way you think about yourself and these thoughts can be flawed.

In the following video, OpenUp pyschologist Jan Helder will explore:

✅  What self-confidence is, and how you can develop yours over time


👩🏿‍💻  The signs of a healthy sense of self-confidence in the workplace


📉  Behaviours that indicate a lack of self-confidence at work

👉 Now that we have explored the basics of self-confidence, let’s learn some practical workplace applications in our next lesson.