Leadership Training - The Value of Self-Reflection
Posted on March 08, 2011 by Guy Farmer, One of Thousands of Leadership Coaches on Noomii.
Many leaders lead by working out their family issues without realizing how they impact others. Learn how to reflect on how you lead.
I provide leadership training for a wide variety of companies and I’m often surprised by the number of leaders who lead as if they’ve never considered someone else’s point of view. Some even get into the same types of arguments and interactions that they saw in their families growing up which frequently leads to less than stellar results.
Have you ever worked for someone who clearly tried to resolve every problem the same way and ended up alienating everyone? It happens all the time and we call that type of leaders a bad boss. Here are some practical things you can do to reflect on your leadership skills and fine-tune what you’re doing.
1. Identify what you do well.
2. Figure out where you need some help.
3. Ask your employees where you need some help.
4. Be willing to ask for help.
5. Find ways to educate yourself.
6. Be willing to change your behavior patterns.
7. Don’t worry about losing face.
8. Accept change.
9. Delegate often.
10. Practice kind behaviors all the time.
Work on these ten items to create a workplace where employees actually like you and are willing to do more and better work because they’re not miserable. The bottom line is that behaving well in the workplace leads to better results for you and everyone else.