When I was a new leader, I had trouble finding my voice at the leadership table. I was afraid to speak up and I was worried that my peers wouldn’t take me seriously because I was new in the leadership game.
I was also feeling really nervous about how to start leading my team without sounding too bossy and I was concerned I wouldn’t have all the answers if my team asked me questions.
Have you ever felt like this too?
The good news is, this is all completely normal, but if you let your fears take over, then you can lose your leadership confidence and leadership voice before you even begin!
If you’ve lost your leadership voice or haven’t found it yet, here’s my TOP FIVE TIPS to help you find your confidence in your leadership voice:
1. Know your core values – be consistent in living your values at work and home.
2. Think about both WHAT you say and HOW you say it – delivering your message calmly and with confidence will enhance trust within your team.
3. It’s not just about your voice – your leadership voice includes body language, eye contact and non-verbal cues. Ensure that your body and voice are aligned.
4. Become comfortable with silence – allow others time to take in your message and ask questions.
5. Be able to take criticism – not all feedback comes to us in the right way and we can become defensive or hurt. However try to take the emotions out of criticism and dig deeper to get to the heart of the feedback so you can learn and grow.
The other thing to remember is that your leadership voice is part of your leadership style and specific to YOU!
Finding your leadership voice is a skill that needs to be developed just like your other leadership skills.
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