“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul” By; Invictus, by William Henley”

The purpose of sharing this with you is to clearly communicate the ideas and ideals you can use to inspire others each day. It represents a psychological contract that empowers you to understand who you’re, what you aspire to become, and how you can best work with others and help the greater team improving each day.

What is Personal Leadership?

Personal leadership is the leadership of the self. It is the ability to define a direction for your leadership and life, and to move in that direction with consistency and clarity. When you practice personal leadership, you “lead from the inside out”. By Joelle K. Jay
To be able to lead yourself before you lead others, you need to gain self-knowledge. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom”

Here are 5 Leadership Proportions that each one of us needs own and practice;

  1. Achievement Drive:
    Ability to articulate the rules of engagement, team members’ responsibilities, and what needs to be achieved through improving individual team member productivity
    • Set goals
    • Monitor performance
    • Coach to support team achieve more
    • Innovate ways to make work better to increase productivity
  2. Emotional Stability:
    Being on top of your work environment and influence development to address perceived and real work related & other challenges by displaying:
    • Optimism Vs Pessimism
    • Calm Vs Anxiety
    • Tolerance Vs Aggression
    • Logic Vs Emotions
    • Empathy Vs Apathy
  3. People Skills:
    Influencing of people to act positively and favorably
    • Motivating people to act
    • Generating enthusiasm
    • Making favorable impression
    • Radiating optimism
    • Building beneficial networks
  4. Dominance:
    Drive to accomplish results in spite of opposition or antagonistic circumstances
    • Getting results
    • Expediting action
    • Challenges self and others
    • Making decisions
  5. Willingness to change:
    Cheerful readiness to change by focusing energy in building the new instead of fighting the change to bring about the required shift in mindset
    • Open mindedness
    • Accepting feedback & taking Positive actions
    • Taking calculated risks in implementing changes

Emotional intelligence (EI)

Is the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goals.
Always place your great values in; honesty, Trust, Credibility, Communication, Accuracy, Quality, Knowledge,
good listening skills, intelligence and competence.
Prepared by Melchizedeck Muro

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