Alright, so on this lecture, we're going to talk about the role of self efficacy beliefs in supporting your ability to become a better learner and a better leader. As I spoke about in the last lecture, self efficacy beliefs are a core mechanism within what's referred to as social cognitive theory. How we become more self regulating through a process of self reflection, how our, our sense of identity is based in the social environment that we operate in, etc. But, but social self efficacy beliefs are crucial. So what are they? First of all, it's about confidence, then it's about responsibility.
And finally, it's about conviction. Let me go through each of those one at a time. So confidence, what does that mean? Well, what will ultimately determine your behavior and your willingness to apply your behavior to try to learn something or do something better than you currently do? Is that your confidence in your confidence to succeed to undertake that challenging task, we'll you know, provide that that level of energy to try to make things different people who are lacking confidence to undertake a challenging tasks will give up much more quickly than those who actually believe that they can do it. So that's one of the key beliefs is is your confidence.
Secondly, it's it's your responsibility that you're you believe you have the ability to act to influence your life, and to assume responsibility for your own behavior, sometimes referred to as your sense of personal agency and control. If you don't believe you have the responsibility, then as a core self advocacy belief, you you won't take action to try to do things differently whether it comes to learning something or applying that learning in the workplace as to become more effective leader. And then finally, it's conviction. So do I believe that if I apply effort, that it will lead to both the design Trouble and an achievable outcome. If I don't have the conviction that what my efforts will lead me to something that I actually want or can achieve, then it's much less likely that you'll actually continue to put effort in. So in summary, those three self efficacy beliefs around confidence and responsibility and conviction, crucial for you to be able to become better at what you do.
And so how are the what how can you actually boosters, obviously, beliefs? Well, first of all, it's practice, you know, your personal mastery of doing something. The more you know, the old adage, practice makes perfect. Well, in this case, it's absolutely true. Practice, practice, practice, you'll get better at learning get better at at leadership. Secondly, it's your ability to role model.
So find somebody who does something really well as a leader or as a learner, model their behavior and try to practice it. Learn how they do it. So you can do it for yourself. Or if you see someone not doing something very well then learn from what watch what they do and say to yourself, not self. That's not what I'm going to do from a role modeling point of view. And then finally, it's about getting some feedback and coaching.
We'll try to provide some of that here through the through this course. But when in terms of learning, but when you get back to work, it's finding someone who can give you tips around, Hey, you got that right, well done. Or maybe you could do this a little bit better. And here's my suggestion how you could do it differently. And why? And in what impact if you like the does having an improvement in your self efficacy beliefs?
What impact does that have? Well, research shows over hundreds of studies and I found this in my own PhD research, that by boosting self efficacy beliefs, it's it has a far greater impact on your behavior and behavior of others, then doing similar interventions. That might involve goal setting or involve feedback and coaching on its own, that it's something like 30% boost in performance. That's significant. You know, if you can improve your performance as a leader by 30%, just by focusing on your self efficacy beliefs, let alone the other things that you're doing, that's going to have a material impact on your capacity to be an effective 21st century organic leader. So in the next video, we'll now start to actually go in and take a look more closely at the the the elements that the elements that make up being organic leader, so it's usually