“When we believe in our employees and create a culture that fosters their success, we attract employees who are confident and capable.” – Misti Burmeister
“If he had self-confidence, he wouldn’t be working for me,” JW said, referring to an employee whose results haven’t been up to par.
Curious, I asked, “What would happen if your employee did have strong self-esteem?”
“He’d be running his own business,” JW responded.
“So, let me make sure I’m hearing you correctly. You believethat quality people, with strong self-esteem, don’t want to work for anyone?”
When JW confirmed that I had, in fact, heard him correctly, I gave him a few examples of world-class business leaders who work for other people. For instance, Vint Cerf, a man recognized as one of the founders of the Internet, is now employed by Google.
JW had no response for that.
“What would happen if your belief about your employees shifted?” I asked. “What if you began seeing your office as a space where highly talented, self-confident professionals come together to share and develop their gifts?”
When we believe in our employees and create a culture that fosters their success, we attract employees who are confident and capable. And isn’t that exactly who we all want working for us?
Of course, beliefs can take time to shift. But if you are ready to experience a whole new level of dedication, commitment, and top-level performance from your team, get ready to begin believing differently right now.
Believe your people are capable, and hold them accountable to high standards. The confident, competent ones will rise to the surface and take your business to the next level. Others may go find another environment that allows them to play small. Wish them well, and then go back to playing big!
Join the Conversation: Would you want to work in an environment that promoted low or high self-confidence?
Keeping it simple,
Misti Burmeister, best-selling author of From Boomers to Bloggers: Success Strategies Across Generations, Hidden Heroes and Power Suck.