3 bad habits you can break that will make a you a better leader
Habits I Had To Break To Become A Better Leader.
Some people set out for leadership. They want to be in a leadership role and take charge. Other people find themselves in leadership roles reluctantly. They may not necessarily see themselves as leaders but circumstances or necessity dictates that they’ve got to step up and lead. In the end, both potential leaders bring more than positive skills to the plate.
We’ve all got habits that we need to break. Too much fast food. Binge-watching Netflix and other habits that don’t always serve us.
Breaking bad habits can make you a better leader. It does more than reducing the negativity in your life, it molds you into a better and more effective leader.
Losing the bad habit is one thing, but what you learn in the process is a real benefit. You’ll feel better mentally and maybe even physically. Let’s go back to the fast-food example. Dropping the habit of fast food habit will make your body healthier.
Dropping the thoughts and behaviors associated with buying and eating fast food goes even farther to make you a better leader because you can model and teach these skill sets.
Here are 3 bad habits you can break that will make you a better leader.
Break the complaining habit.
For one, complaining is a form of passive aggression and has no room in a leader’s toolbox. Complaining is an immature way to manage stress.
Sure, recognizing that something isn’t right is important. Analyzing things for their merit matters but going on and on about it without making changes is worthless. Great leaders don’t complain about things, they tackle them and do what needs to be done.
Break the gossiping habit.
The surest way to sabotage your leadership is to gossip. Talking about others behind their backs doesn’t do anyone any good. As the saying goes- diminishing someone else’s light doesn’t make yours shine brighter.
You can avoid gossip by refusing to speak negatively about others as part of your personal standard. Avoiding gossip in groups by removing yourself from the conversation.
You can also set the standard with the people you lead and those you influence on and off duty by making it a policy not to gossip.
Break the avoidance habit.
Leaders don’t wait around to be told what needs to be done. Additionally, they recognize and see what needs to be taken care of and they take the initiative to do it.
If something is difficult, they know when to find help. They seek guidance if something is too complicated. It’s that simple- they know when to ask for help. Leaders don’t procrastinate and they don’t avoid anything.
This includes avoiding tasks, avoiding difficult conversations, and avoiding challenges. Dropping the avoidance habit helps make leaders more consistent and effective.
Whether you are asking to lead or being pushed into it, you might have some habits worth breaking before you do. In conclusion, breaking these habits can help transform your effectiveness as a leader on and off duty and make your overall life experience much better.
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Habits I Had To Break To Become A Better Leader