Be A Better Leader Through Self-Reflection

Be A Better Leader Through Self-Reflection

December 9, 2020
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Are you a leader at your workplace, church, or extracurricular activity that you are involved in? Being a leader is such a wonderful attribute to have. You are the one that people can turn to for help, questions, and direction. Not only do you hold the ability to direct, but you do it compassionately.

Sometimes there are moments that we need to stop and do some self-reflecting about our leadership positions that we are in. Whether it be in the workplace or not, there are always ways that we can stop and make changes. Finding the areas that you can be a better leader takes self-reflection.

What Does It Mean To Be A Leader?

If you are considered a leader, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the one in charge. It just means that you have the capability of encouraging, directing, and organizing while still being compassionate. For the person who is the boss it can be hard to be all of those things at once.

How To Self-Reflect on Your Leadership Skills

To self-reflect, you have to take some time to think back on the events that have happened or are happening. That doesn’t mean the bad times, it means all times. This is going to help you to realize what worked and what didn’t.

During this time you are able to realize where improvements can be made to better a situation. By looking back, you are able to assess what could have changed, with the knowledge you have now. Over time you become aware of newer and better ways to accomplish tasks.

How Self-Reflecting Can Help You As A Leader

This is extremely beneficial to someone who is in a leadership position, as it will help them to improve if needed. Make note of some areas of this journey, such as:

  • Your Strengths
  • Your Weaknesses
  • Ways That You Reacted
  • Then The Ways You Want To Encourage Others

 

By reflecting on these areas, you can see if you have been meeting all the areas that you are wanting to. Admitting that you are struggling in an area of your life, doesn’t mean you aren’t doing a good job. You are just admitting that you want to be the best version of you that you can be, and you are willing to make the needed changes to do that.

~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved

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