My previous article focused on confidence and self-belief, and the positive impact on success that can come about when you have a team with these qualities.

This isn’t necessarily helpful though, if you don’t know where to start or how to implement change. In all honesty, the number of things that you can do in order to encourage these qualities is enormous – and it can be hard to cut through the clutter.

This week we dig into what you can do at an organisational level to build the confidence and self-belief in your teams.

In business or sport, confidence and self-belief flows from the top down. To build teams brimming with these game changers, it needs to be part of the company culture.

That kind of culture looks like a culture of:

  • Learning from both success and failure
  • Treating your team like they are already winners
  • Encouraging positivity – positivity breeds positivity
  • Celebrating success as well as the right behaviour

So what are your next steps as a business leader? 

  1. Ask some hard questions: Do we have a culture that encourages positivity, breeds winning and celebrates team success? 
    Depending on where your team is at, sometimes it may not be best for you to ask this – you may need someone external (impartial) to assist with this. Ultimately you are looking for honest answers and honest feedback. 

  2. Identify your leadership team, and start the conversation – use the honest feedback from the rest of your team as a starting point. Where does your culture sit now? Where do you want it to be? What steps do you need to take to get there? 

  3. Start implementing – you will only get to where you want to be if you start. Remember that things take time and it’s important to appreciate that. Culture is a bit like sport success – it doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes practice, practice, practice.

In my next article, we’ll get personal and drill down into some things you might need to shift on an individual level to ensure your teams have game changing confidence and self-belief. If you want to have a conversation about what great culture feels and looks like, then make contact. We are really passionate about great culture and have experience facilitating cultural change in organisations of all sizes. It is not a one size fits all approach!