Self-development is the first step towards being a leader
Beyond anything, self-development is the first step towards being a leader. Becoming a better version of yourself is worth doing on its own merits—but self-development can help you become a more successful and effective leader.
We all have room for improvement; it is something we can do at any level of achievement. An Emphasis on High Achievement through Active Learning, Character Development and Teamwork.
Hope leadership center programs adopt an Outward learn approach to teaching and learning. This approach is rooted in Personal development. Before you join our program, here are some tips and starting points for you to try in building a better version of yourself:
- Willingness to grow and change. Many think they’re fine the way they are and don’t any need to grow, improve or evolve. But in both leadership and life, if you’re standing still you’re falling behind. Great leaders are always willing to grow—and also willing to make a thoughtful investment of time and effort in growing themselves.
- A quest for self-awareness. If you’re on a quest to become a better leader and person, self-awareness is a great place to start. Assessing your behavior, actions, and gauging the reactions you receive is the way to go. Try to view yourself through the vantage points of those around you, and ask yourself where you need to improve.
- Awareness of the role model that you. Becoming aware of yourself as a role model to others within your organization, community and especially to the young people in your life, encourages you to constantly do your best and maintain the highest levels of integrity so you don’t lead astray those who are looking up to you.
- Find ways to be helpful. Helping others is one of the best paths to becoming a better person. When you support someone in need, you realize that you can be of value to other people and that you have a role in adding to the store of good in the world.
- Show people you care. Showing people you care about them builds the connections and trust that fuel great teams. It also makes them feel happy—which will likely spread back to you.
- Lead from within: As a leader, if you really want to improve, work on the one thing over which you have control of: yourself