This simple skill will make you a better leader

May 7, 2019

 

 

Take a moment - and think of the best leader you've ever  Picture them specifically. 

WHAT QUALITIES MADE THEM A GOOD LEADER?


One of the best leaders I've had the privilege of working with was supportivecompassionate and modelled a balanced lifestyle of work and life.
She modelled effective stress management and knew when she needed to rest and re-energize.    

She was incredibly SELF-AWARE.



In fact, studies show that self-awareness is one of the key qualities of the best leaders out there. 


Being self-aware is means that we have the ability to be INTROSPECTIVE - aware of our own mental and emotional processes. 

If we're honest - most of us are only inwardly focused when we're in a state of ALARM! ie. we're starving, or exhausted. 

HOW DOES YOUR STATE AFFECT YOUR TEAM? 

  • ONLY 7% OF EMPLOYEES SAY THAT THEIR STRESSED OUT LEADERS EFFECTIVELY LEAD THEIR TEAMS ONLY

  • 11% OF EMPLOYEES WITH STRESSED OUT LEADERS ARE HIGHLY ENGAGED AT WORK

 

How can you practice SELF-AWARENESS? 


TAKE A MOMENT TO BECOME AWARE OF YOUR MIND. 

What thoughts do you notice in your mind right now? 

Maybe you're thinking - "I don't have time to read this, I have way more important things I should be doing!"
Maybe you're thinking about a big meeting you have coming up or how you're going to meet that deadline. 

If you could describe the quality of your mind like a weather report - what would the weather be? 

Stormy?
Calm? 
Sunny with clouds? 
A Hurricane?  

 

Just taking time to notice your mind, to turn your attention inward, helps develop your self-awareness and will make you a BETTER LEADER (with or without a title).

 

 

Remember: 

Life is not just one big long to do list.

 

 

I believe a 'successful' one is filled with WELLBEING, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

 

 

 

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