July 31, 2020

7 Habits OF Successful Leaders

7 habits

7 Habits OF Winning Leaders

7 Habits OF Winning Leaders

Leadership habits Connected leader beliefs, thinking, and practices
Exercise initiative.
(Be proactive.)
  • Take responsibility for your own life, rather than blaming others.
  • Know that you can “act, or be acted on.”
  • Work with the things you can do something about—within your “circle of influence.”
  • Lead by taking the lead, not only in your organization but also in your personal life.
Create the future.
(Begin with the end in mind.)
  • Take the time to envision the future and refine what you are trying to accomplish.
  • Value people who look at the big picture.
  • Be continually aware that doing the right things comes before doing things right.
  • Be aware that the faster your environment is changing, the more you will feel like
  • controlling efficiencies. Yet your purpose, priorities, and direction need consideration
Keep perspective.
(Put first things first.)
  • Have a clear mission statement that provides meaning, purpose, and direction.
  • Ensure that your actions are aligned with your mission and based on values and principles you are proud of, not upon moods, feelings, and circumstances.
  • Remember, the most important things in life are usually not urgent, are easy not to do, and are often avoided
  • Say “no” to the unimportant, no matter how urgent.
Foster interdependence.
(Think win-win.)
  • Seek agreements or solutions that are mutually beneficial to all parties.
  • Encourage and foster relationships of mutual benefit.
  • Work from an abundance mindset. Seek solutions that enlarge the pie.
Show empathy
(Seek first to understand, then to be understood.)
  • Exercise patience and thoughtfulness, reflecting your understanding of what others have said, before seeking to be understood by them.
  • Diagnose before you prescribe.
  • Remember, it’s impossible to influence people without first understanding them
Value differences.
  • Creativity is based on differences and seeing things in new ways. Foster a climate in which people will share their ideas and be open to each other.
  • Value different opinions and perspectives when seeking solutions.
Continually improve.
(Sharpen your saw.)
  • Continuously renew the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social dimensions of your life.
  • Formulate a personal program to keep balance in your life, and encourage others to do the same.
  • Continually become more self-aware through personal development activities (e.g., learning more about leadership, examining your actions to discover underlying principles, getting feedback and coaching).



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