Whenever you start a new leadership endeavor, your ultimate goal is to be successful. But sometimes, something as simple as your daily leadership habits could sabotage your success causing you to struggle as a leader. We are creatures of habit, so we usually approach problems with solutions that worked for us in the past, but this strategy isn’t always foolproof. A simple tweak here or there to change your habits can have a big impact on your success rate. It pays to become conscious of your daily habits and implement strategies that lead to success.
TIGERS Team Building Strategies That Lead to Successful Leadership Habits
Promote an inviting working environment.
An organized work space goes a long way toward achieving success. Team members will be more productive when their work spaces are well organized and free from clutter, so encourage your employees to clean their desks at the end of each day. As a leader, you can help with the organization process by promoting a comfortable and inviting working space. Things such as comfortable chairs, proper lighting that includes as much natural light as possible and the right-height desk all greatly impact how employees feel and work throughout the day.
Keep showing up.
Many times, failure comes from not showing up to be present in the here and now. You can’t change a bad habit by stopping your actions every once in a while. Changing a bad habit requires commitment and consistency. Going to the gym one day won’t cause you to lose weight in the same way that organizing your desk one time won’t cause you to remain organized for the rest of your working days. Organization requires the daily discipline of always putting items back where they belong and committing to this practice every day. So if you want to effectively change your habits, keep showing up and consistently implement a change to be successful.
Get in the right leadership habits state of mind.
Many successful people attribute their success to unconventional habits that may or may not have any significant basis in goal achievement, which includes checking in with at least five employees daily. The real significance of these seemingly odd or unconventional habits is found in the person’s mind. For example, poet Maya Angelou regularly checked into a sparse hotel to finish her work because her home held too many distractions. The hotel room may seem unnecessary to some, but by physically leaving her home, Angelou was able to get into the right state of mind to achieve success. As a leader, find those habits that put you into the right state of mind and repeat as often as necessary to be successful.
Get up early – and exercise.
Countless articles express the importance of taking care of yourself first in order to be a successful leader, and one great way to do this is by waking up earlier and taking the time to exercise. It removes stress and focuses your mind. Getting up at the last possible minute and rushing out the door every morning only leads to a stressful start to your day, setting the tone for the rest of your day. Instead, set your alarm 30 to 60 minutes earlier than normal and engage in any physical activity that you find interesting or satisfying. This daily habit will lead to a better start to your day, and you will be more productive and successful throughout the day as a result.
Ask for help.
It comes naturally as a child, but as we grow, many of us forget how to ask for help because some people think it makes them look incompetent and, therefore, vulnerable. . Anyone who spends much time with a toddler knows that they like to try everything for themselves at first, but when they are truly in over their heads, they ask for help. As adults, we often like to try things for ourselves at first as well. But not asking for help when you need it does not make you strong. It actually wastes time and can cause unnecessary frustration for you. So if you want to be successful in business or your personal life, implement the habit of asking for help when you need it. You will find that people who you thought were adversaries actually warm to you when you ask them for help.
Success doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes a lot of dedication and behind-the-scenes work that many people don’t notice. Success comes after sacrifices and intentional daily habits that are meant for your good. If you want to be successful as a leader, consider implementing some team building strategies for daily habits that lead to success, including: promoting an organized and inviting working space; consistently showing up; getting in the right state of mind to work; getting up early and exercising; and asking for help when you need it. With these daily habits, even struggling leaders can find success.
Here are some additional resources that add to this conversation:
- Strategies to Implement for Improved Team Productivity
- 7 Tips for Replacing Bad Habits with Positive Habits
- Why Unusual Habits Can Be Vital to Your Success
- 5 Daily Habits to Optimize Your 2017
- 8 Successful Habits You Can Learn from Toddlers
- TIGERS Leadership Training
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