Self-Awareness: The Key To Effective Leadership
We’ve all experienced a leader who wasn’t self-aware. When a leader is self-aware, they have the ability to focus on themselves and see how their own actions, thought, and emotions do or do not align with their internal standards.
We see this when a leader has set a corporate mantra of integrity, positivity, and appreciation, but his actions do not align. This leader berates his employees, doesn’t see anything good happening, and cooks the books.
Yeah, he’s not self-aware.
Yet, self-awareness is key to effective leadership. Without self-awareness, your employees will think you’re inept and not worth following.
To become an effective leader, you have to develop self-awareness. Thankfully, this is a skill that can be taught and developed. Read more...
For many, the new year means a new beginning… Until February. Studies show 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.
This is discouraging news. Especially for those of us who set New Year’s resolutions.
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You may have set a resolution to:
- Lose 40 pounds by July
- Learn a new craft or skill
- Treat your family members with more respect
- Start a new business
But by the second week of February, you’re feeling discouraged. The progress you thought you would have made by this point hasn’t been realized. You feel like a failure.
Why We Fail At New Year’s Resolutions
We get discouraged when we don’t see progress. We believe we should see extraordinary progress. Reality is you will see incremental progress. Read more...
Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You have to discipline (duh!) yourself and break yourself of the bad habits you’ve created.
You’re going to have to create new habits. The habits of a disciplined leader.
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Are you ready?
The Habits Of A Disciplined Leader
1. They practice self-care
The first habit of a disciplined leader is the habit of self-care. This isn’t a call to be selfish. This is a call to make sure you and your body are in optimal condition.
Disciplined leaders know they have to do a couple of things to make sure they’re the best that they can be. To practice the habit of self-care, a leader must:
Renew his mind
Basically, self-care means you take care of your body and mind. You don’t do drugs, drink alcohol in excess, or over-indulge. You also make sure you’re inputting good things into your body and mind. Read more...