Lead Yourself Well to Lead Others Better

Something deep inside each of us longs to count. We want to matter to the world. We long to make a difference. We get bored, tired, even depressed by routine and monotony. We’re desperate for significance. We’re searching for acknowledgment. We want to be known.

But to be known begins with knowing ourselves.

God has equipped you and designed you to live out your unique calling and gifting as a leader. Your heart yearns for influence because it is a part of how He created you. It’s God-designed, but it can also be humanly-distorted if we neglect the most important part of leadership – self-leadership.

Self-leadership is defined as “the process” of influencing oneself to establish the self-direction and self-motivation needed to perform.

Leadership begins with yourself. You must lead yourself well to lead others better.

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  • Kevin M. Stone September 6, 2013  

    I have often written, “Good leaders are extremely difficult to find.” Little or no ability to lead oneself might just be the number 1 reason!

    Great post Jenni!

  • jamieivey September 8, 2013  

    Good stuff! Thanks!