Earlier this month saw major sporting events displaying the talents of superstar athletes. The NFL Superbowl in America, the Australian Open tennis tournament, Six Nations rugby in across Europe and Super Rugby in the southern hemisphere. All of these events contain superstar athletes… most of whom have developed their self esteem over time to enable them to stay at the top of their game.
Self esteem is often seen as a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. Having this as a leader allows you to help those around you develop the same… a key to getting the best results.
How do you build your self esteem to be a better leader… here are some tips:
Be you and don’t compare
We are all on our own leadership journey. We have our own goals, aspirations and targets we want to achieve. Comparing to others will lead to frustration and feeling inferior. Focusing on what we want and how we are as leaders will show authenticity… something teams are craving more of these days.
Learn to say no
Saying yes to everything, just to make sure others get what they want, can impact the work you and your teams are taking on. If clients aren’t ideal clients, and you can choose whether you want to work with them, then you can choose to say no. Working with those who don’t share your values will lead to frustration.
Take time to be grateful for the things that are working, your achievements as a leader, the positive impact you are having on those around you. Seeing this will reflect how powerful your contributions are and how much of a difference you make.
Teams are becoming more reliant on leaders to provide more than just strategic direction. Being connected with you and who you are as a leader will allow you to be even more for them on their journey.
Forward this to those you believe will benefit from reading it. If you feel this will help getting the best result for you and your teams… let’s chat about how we may be able to help.