It’s important to remember even the greatest leaders lack self-confidence. Firstly you need to act the part. Your body language should scream self-assuredness, so remember to keep your head held high. Secondly, it’s important that you dress the part because let’s face it, when you look better you feel better. You also need to speak assertively. Speak with confidence and avoid the “ums” and “ahs”. You need to think and act positively, because positive energy leads to a positive outcome. Finally, taking action is one of the most important steps when it comes to building self-confidence. Inaction breeds doubt and fear, while action breeds confidence and courage.