As a leader, you want to be successful. At the same time, you probably have some doubts about whether you can really deliver. These doubts can either stop you in your tracks or be seen as a challenge. So how can you deal with the doubts and achieve more success?
Whether you like it or not, there will always be challenges that present doubts in your mind. Accept this and don’t try to pretend it should be any different.
The fact that you are leading is not a fluke. You got there because you achieved in the past and because of the potential you displayed.
You probably decided to step into a leadership role for a reason. Of course you are well rewarded. However, I doubt that was the biggest reason. Maybe you wanted to influence, be part of a turnaround, a change, a new company, a particular team for instance. Whatever it was, get reconnected.
Few things that most leaders deal with are terminal. So learn to keep things in perspective.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.