The first step to self-leadership is to know yourself


If you are expected to become a leader of others, the first person you need to be able to lead is yourself.

The first step to self-leadership is to know yourself:

  • learn how all human beings communicate;
  • learn your specific "operating system" at every level:
    • what you need to generate and maintain your best energy level, physically and intellectually;
    • what drives you and motivates you;
    • your ressources and assets;
    • your skills and the areas that you need to focus on and develop;
    • your breaks and areas of concerns;
    • your supporting and limiting beliefs.

The next step is to decide which areas you wish to focus on in order to generate improvements and changes. For example, you may be shy and decide to develop your self-confidence and ability to speak in public.

Finally, you collect all the information to map out all the elements of your personality in order to identify which leadership style(s) works best for you.

“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.” Elie Wiesel