A Trait in Great Leaders

Confidence is contagious. People are naturally drawn to those who posses this trait. People seek their advice, and feel more confident as a result. Leadership is all about having the confidence to make decisions. If someone is afraid to make and commit to decisions, nothing would get done. People want a leader who is sure of themselves.

“Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows. Trying to teach leadership without first building confidence is like building a house on a foundation of sand. It may have a nice coat of paint, but it is ultimately shaky at best." -Francisco Dao

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill lead his county in their darkest hour. In World War two the Nazis seemed to have the upper hand at first. But through Churchill speeches, he gave Britten the confidence they needed to continue the war. Because he was confident that we would win World War Two, he gave his soldiers, and civilians the strength they needed.

"Churchill met this test of inspiration on many different levels. Beyond his speeches, there was perseverance: his beaming smile and bulldog glare, his defiance, and of course, his physical and mental energy. Churchill’s spirit was seldom crushed. The morning after the first blitz, Churchill drove to ground zero: London’s East End and the docks. That first blitz set the tone for dozens more. Churchill brought his V for victory sign, his cane, his tears, his words of strength. Leaders go straight to the front line, and Churchill often arrived while the ruins were still smoldering. When he called out to the crowd, asking if they were disheartened, they cried back, “No!” Churchill had come to feel the nation’s pain, to give the people resolve they would need to face the months and years ahead.”-Celia Sandys (Churchill’s granddaughter)

Winston S Churchill: We Shall Fight on the Beaches