These self improvement articles will help you develop two of the key elements all high performance leaders excel at ... Self-awareness and Personal Growth.
I often say to the leaders I coach .... "If you aren't growing yourself how can you expect to grow your people?" Relying on your previous capabilities just isn't enough. Reinvent yourself regularly so that you stay relevant and at the peak of your performance.
If you continue to rely on the skills you gained in the past - the skills that got you to your current role - to carry you forward in the future, you may well pay a price. The price being a lack of trust in your ability to succeed in your current role, let alone other opportunities further along the career path.
Show your willingness to learn and adapt. Show those who make promotional decisions in your organization that you are focused on self improvement and have the motivation to inspire others to do the same. Show them that you are growing a strong bench for the future ... not only that you are continuously improving AND that you are bringing your people along with you. That will set you apart!
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Within the categories listed below, there are self improvement articles and resources, filled with tips, ideas and tools to help you grow your capability as an individual and as a leader.
Companies need leaders who are up-to-date with leading-edge thinking and developments. Leaders who can look to the future and help the organization prosper. You'll stand out from the crowd if you get a reputation as someone who is focused on continuous improvement ... of both the company's products and services and most importantly of the people and yourself.
To help your people to step into their potential you must be a strong role model.
Every day learn something new and then share it with your team ... this is how continuous improvement goes viral throughout your workplace ... which ultimately leads to higher performance.
In most of the teams I have led, we make it an agenda item in our team meetings that each week someone is responsible for sharing something new they have discovered. It could be a personal growth book they've read, a business article, a new technological concept.
Which brings me to this next important point. Make sure you are developing your skills beyond just your technical capability. A well-rounded leader enhances their capability in social, business and personal growth/personal empowerment skills as well.
The only person responsible for your success is you. So, take control of your life by investing in yourself and your personal development.
How much responsibility are you taking for your personal growth? If you are simply waiting for the next course that 'management' sends you on - then you'll be part of the pack. Set yourself apart. Invest in yourself. Whether it is reading, listening to audio, attending seminars or getting 12 months access to all the VIP resources here on this site, the more that you embrace your personal growth the more you enhance your ability to enjoy the success you desire.
As a leader, one of your most important responsibilities is to inspire those around you, however, you cannot inspire others if you are not inspired yourself. The best way to find this inspiration is to align yourself.
Ever been in a meeting and had one person whose feeling a bit grumpy turns the whole meeting into a depressive and electrically charged event? You've just felt a vibration. What impact does your predominant vibe have on others?
What is the story that is told after you leave the room? Do you leave behind you an emotional wake this is uplifting and empowering or soul destroying?
Who are you who shows up each day to the people around you? Do you serve as a message of hope and inspiration or a warning of how not to live?
Ever been in a situation where your emotions took over and you blurted out something you later regretted? Or found yourself, withdrawing inside yourself, only later to think of several things you could have/should have said to stop a situation from getting a whole bunch worse?
Have you had moments in your life of breathtaking grace, dignity and brilliance? Moments when you chose to be your best, when in fact it could have been easy for you to let 'rip' at the other person.
Men and women who have a strong sense of who they are shape the world - both at a local and global level. Developing your personal mission is a great exercise to help you define how you want to live your life and how you show up to the world at large.
Here are the exercises that form part of the Personal Mission Development process.
"That was the best moccha I've ever had and I think I know why. It is because you have such joy, passion and love for what you are doing right now and it came through to me ...
Download the ebook Inner Source Leadership it is both a workbook and a personal development plan to help propel you to the success you desire.
The meaning of success is different for each of us. For many it has something to do with the level of influence, affluence and yet..
Assertive or Aggressive - what style of leader are you? Find out in this Assertiveness Quiz
If you are working in a toxic workplace - have you ever wondered if you are part of the problem? Find out now with this quiz
Do you know the signs that indicate if you are in a Job, working a Career or following your Calling? Take some time to think about where you are, and what you want to do about it.
Living your passion at work may seem elusive. Use this self-assessment to decide if you are in A Job, Working A Career or living Your Calling.
If you feel that you could be in the wrong job, then the Ideal Job worksheet, may help you to pinpoint the tasks and activities that really give you a buzz and those that you need to minimize in any job you do.
In this interview Rick Gills provides tips on how to create a resume that secures that all important job interview. His advice is sure to help you get your foot in the door!
We all face office politics at some point in our working life. In this interview Nan Russell shares how to move beyond office politics
Follow these five easy tips to ensure you get the most from your self-improvement journey.
My clients have used this formula for many years to create success ...
Successful goal setting begins with only having a Plan A ... discover how Jesinta Campbell has the world at her feet because of her Plan A.
Download the ebook Goal Setting To Align Your Potential and use the goal setting exercises and strategies to help you make the most of your potential.
Taking regular, consistent action after you have aligned yourself, is critical to success.
If you are fearful of people giving your feedback you may be under-living your potential ...
Use these three tactics to help you stay at the top of your game and minimize your stress levels.
In part 2 of this article we take a look at another four tips to help you get control of your stress.
Fifteen quick questions, to rapidly assess the stress levels in your life.
Here are the books that are sitting on my bookshelf, all well-thumbed and well-used. Take a look and see what books you need to add to your bookshelf.
In this interview Sue Knight, author of international best-sellers, "NLP At Work" and, "NLP and Leadership" shares with you her best tips for transforming your thinking.
Take a peek inside a coaching session and learn how to discipline your thinking ...
Positive thinking isn't about denying reality ... it is more about focusing on where you are going and having the courage to keep other focused toward that goal.
Use the ABCDE model to train your mind so that you become unstoppable no matter what comes your way ...
Did you know that you have approximately 50,000 thoughts each day! So how are you talking to yourself, and where is your thinking taking you?
Optimists tend to outperform pessimists in most arenas in life. Discover how you can enhance your style of thinking so that you can perform at your best given any situation
Discover the importance of having an internal locus of control so you feel more flow in your life.
You affirm all day long ... so use these tips to make sure that the affirmations you are making about your life are heading you in a positive direction - rather than holding you back.
Here are some example affirmations to help get your creative juices flowing.
Visualization is a very powerful tool. Discover how the Australian's finally won the Americas Cup using Visualization.
"The Four Agreements" book by Don Miguel Ruiz, is one of the most powerful books I've ever read and share with all my clients. In this video and article you'll get an overview of the book - and I highly recommend you purchase it.
Take this quiz to see how much you believe you are in control of your life and success
What do you believe you are capable of? People with a strong sense of self-efficacy generally perform at much higher levels. Follow this four step process to build your belief in your capability.
Here is an example of me using the four steps of building self efficacy with John. John was one of my team members whose lack of confidence was holding him back.
Your self esteem can definitely stop you from getting the results you want. In this story discover how Steve took a bad situation and make it a whole lot worse because he was so worried about what others might think he didn't think clearly enough to resolve the situation.
Use these four easy and painless steps to build both your self esteem to achieve the success you deserve. (There is a very important tip here for parents who want to enhance their children's self-esteem)
If you are focused on creating a high performance workplace you want to ensure that you have the conditions in place that will help in overcoming low self esteem.
How good is your self-esteem? Take this quick quiz and see how you rate.
Ever wondered what it takes to get 6,000 people to work together? Learn a lesson from a tweeny ...
One sure sign of your personal growth is how quickly you bounce back from adversity and failure. Follow these quick tips for getting back on track fast when you hit a road block.
By now most people have heard of law of attraction. Unfortunately not everyone fully understands the principles -- it isn't just sitting there and dreaming of riches and poof magically they appear ...
There are a series of universal laws that impact our lives. Like gravity you can't see them, but rest assured just like gravity they are working on you!
If you had no shoes, would you be fussing about the fact that you have no shoes, or celebrating that you have feet? It's all about mindset and attitude.
Do you ever wonder why you take actions that aren't in your own best interest? It is challenging to find the true cause behind our doing 'dumb' things. This series of articles holds the keys to helping you understand why, at times, you feel under pressure, make a fool of yourself or react in a way that hurts you and others.
Here's why that voice inside your head is so loud. Learn about the Judge Archetype and discover how to turn down the criticizer inside your mind that constantly finds fault with yourself, your children, your partner, your co-workers, your neighbors, and even the people you pass on the street
The victim archetype can be holding back your leadership career success. Discover if you are living above or below the line
Working with a bunch of kids dressed up in big people's clothes? Ever stamped your foot in exasperation or said "I don't deserve this!"? Well right then, you were having a Child moment. And don't confuse having a Child moment with being childish!
Sticking in a job you hate or a relationship that doesn't serve you well? The Prostitute tests you on your price At what price are you willing to sell out your .... for physical, financial and social safety?
How strong is your self-worth? The Saboteur Archetypes shines a spotlight on how good you truly feel about your success!
Here's an example of how the Judge and Saboteur had a negative impact on Shelley's career.
The people you associate with on a regular basis have a huge impact on your life and life success. Use this quick and easy tool to rate who are keepers and who you should rid yourself of
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