Becoming A Disciplined Leader

The Disciplined Leader Series

As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined.

My question to you: Are you a disciplined leader?

To be an effective leader, you have to be disciplined

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For some, this question may sting. When you begin to think about whether or not you’re disciplined as a leader, you realize this is an area you struggle in.

You lack the discipline to show up on time. You may lack the discipline to control company spending. Or you may lack the discipline to hold your tongue when you’re facing opposition.

As much as you might desire for your team to be disciplined, you must be disciplined as well. You have to have the self-control you desire to see in those you lead.

What do you think about when you think of someone who’s disciplined? I think of someone in the United States Army.

3 Things Every Leader Needs To Remember When Leading Others

It’s easy when you’ve been leading for a long time to forget the simple things of leadership. You let the basic tenants of leadership slip your mind and you begin to fall into bad habits.

You fail to treat others with respect. You believe to take rather than give. And you think you’ll be there forever.

Remember these things leaders

This happens when you forget to remember 3 things as you lead…

3 Things Every Leader Needs To Remember When Leading Others

1. Leadership is about treating others with respect: A huge trap leaders can fall into is the trap of thinking less of those you lead.

They’re being led for a reason, right? That’s the thought that goes through a leader’s mind as they begin to forget they need to treat those they lead with respect.

If you find yourself treating others with anything less than respect, check yourself. Go apologize. And correct your behavior.