This is Day 12 of “Say Good Things February.”
Are you a strong leader? My answer for you follows:
You’re a strong leader. You are flexible. You are courageous. You focus on the end result. You have great communication skills. You speak so others understand. You listen attentively to what your team members say. You delegate effectively and efficiently to get the task at hand done properly. You use proven old-school and incorporate appropriate modern-day methods to meet the goals for your team. You help build the strengths of those on your team. You empower all under my leadership because you use their innate skills and educate and train them to minimize the focus on their weaknesses. You respect people. You are a “people” person. You are compassionate yet hold yourself and others accountable for their actions. You correct others when they make mistakes without damaging their self-esteem. You encourage, thank, celebrate, and reward loyalty, dedication, hard work, and new ideas for making things better.
Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.
I’m a strong leader. I am flexible. I am courageous. I focus on the end result. I have great communication skills. I speak so others understand. I listen attentively to what my team members say. I delegate effectively and efficiently to get the task at hand done properly. I use proven old-school and incorporate appropriate modern-day methods to meet the goals for your team. I help build the strengths of those on my team. I empower all under my leadership because I use their innate skills and educate and train them to minimize the focus on their weaknesses. I respect people. I am a “people” person. I am compassionate yet hold myself and others on my team accountable for their actions. I correct others when they make mistakes without damaging their self-esteem. You encourage, thank, celebrate, and reward loyalty, dedication, hard work, and new ideas for making things better.
I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, they became true because of actions I took.
Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You must believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your leadership skills and abilities.
Here are three resources to learn other skills that strong leaders have:
- Bill McBean. “Five Characteristics of Great Leaders:” http://www.fastcompany.com/3004914/5-characteristics-great-leaders/
- Robert Hewes, PhD. “Top Ten Traits of Great Leaders:” http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/top-ten-traits-of-great-leaders.aspx/
- Tanya Prive. “Top Ten Qualties that Make a Great Leader:” http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyaprive/2012/12/19/top-10-qualities-that-make-a-great-leader/#2047cee13564/
I’m sure that each of you has met people you define as strong leaders; not perfect, but strong. Here are some I have encountered during my life, so far:
- John F. Kennedy. “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”
- Martin Luther King. “I have a dream.” Strong leaders share their visions with us.
- Pope Francis. “Be merciful.” Strong leaders show compassion and yet hold us accountable for our actions.
- A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who taught me in sixth grade: “Hitch your wagon to a star; take a seat and there you are.” She had wonderful quotes with illustrations all around our classroom. When we want to achieve a goal, strong leaders inspire us to set our goals, believe in ourselves, and take action. Do these things and before long you’ll reach your goal.
- Miss Dawson: ninth grade history teacher. Do things in a certain order that brings about the best outcome for your project. She taught us world history in chronological order and showed us cause and effect relationships between people and events. What a great lesson! What a great leader she was!
I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please feel free to ask questions and tell me stories about great leadership from your life in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!
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