Leaders have a number of strategies for building self-efficacy. If employees seem unsure about their role, they can be paired with a high-performing employee who serves as a mentor and increases confidence. In addition, leaders should ensure that they clearly communicate task objectives and expectations, and make themselves available should issues arise.
Micromanagement can make employees feel as if they are not trusted. Leaders should try to identify any barriers to success and deal with concerns without becoming overbearing or, worse yet, impatient. Employees perform at their peak when they have the tools they need to succeed and they believe in themselves, which starts with their leader’s confidence in their abilities.