Self-Leadership

Self-leadership involves leading yourself. It involves working on yourself and your skills from the inside out. A self-leader develops and takes responsibility for their actions. A self-leader has the ability or has learned to have the ability to influence their thinking, behaviors, and feelings. This person guides themselves in positives ways, which equals success.

Sources

Before you can be a self-leader, you need to know ways to become a self-leader. Self- leaders are built from within. They are constantly developing themselves. They work hard for what they want, and work even harder to keep it that way.

Sources of self-leadership involve:

  • Self-awareness - Knowing your intentions. Knowing your values. Being aware of what can keep you from becoming a good leader.
  • Self-confidence - Knowing your strengths as well as your abilities. Taking actions to develop skills to build confidence.
  • Self-efficacy - Believing whatever comes your way is something that you can handle.

Before Action

To be a proper leader, you need to think about your actions. It is important to realize and understand when it is appropriate to act and when it is not. One must be prepared to act, and it must be done with the best intent.

Before taking any action, it is important to consider:

  • Intention- The person should proceed with a purposeful action in mind.
  • Influence- We must positively influence ourselves if we want to make change.
  • Impact- We must think about how our actions will be measured around us.

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During

Once you decide to be a self-leader, act like it. You have to change your mindset, and realize you are a leader. Take the actions necessary to fulfill this role. Continually work on yourself. Never be content with where you are. Work to be better. Give your all to establish yourself, and show others that you deserve your role.

Tips to help a person self-lead:

  • Establish and work on your purpose
  • Focus on what makes you happy
  • Be passionate, brave, and optimistic
  • Have a healthy self-belief
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Take full responsibility for your actions
  • Make efforts to continually improve
  • Envision your future
  • Never give up
  • Learn to love your ideas and actions taken
  • Be a lifelong learner

After Action

Once you have become a self-leader and have taken action to prove it, you need to continue it. In self-leadership, it is your duty and your duty alone to continue to be a self-leader. You must advance yourself and ensure that all of your actions continue to be on the right track and doing what you need them to do.

To continue self-leadership:

  • Take full responsibility for your actions
  • Make efforts to continually improve
  • Envision your future
  • Never give up
  • Learn to love your ideas and actions taken
  • Be a lifelong learner

ARE YOU READY TO GROW AS A LEADER? If so, book a discovery session with Dr. Lashley now by clicking here and select "DISC" under the assessment type. OR, send a message to [email protected] to learn more.

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