What is Self Leadership?

Self-leadership is to have developed awareness about oneself, what one can do in life and how one can influence self and others with their communication skills, behavior, and emotions in getting to the right place.
 
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Self-leadership is all about regularly evolving ourselves with the intention, confidence, and belief that we can create an impact on others. Self-leadership is to have developed awareness about oneself, what one can do in life and how one can influence self and others with their communication skills, behavior, and emotions in getting to the right place. In today's disruptive times, one has to always be willing to reach the top and sustain themselves. Organizational leadership and learning have become the new talk of the town. 

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People like to read inspiring stories of their role models in the corporate sector and other industries who have ensured that they kept learning at an individual and organizational level. Self-leadership is a broader field and not similar for everyone. The focus of leaders is to upskill themselves and follow certain cognitive and behavioral plans that help them to be effective at their work.

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Self-awareness is the skill to perceive oneself in a clear manner by introspecting inwardly. It is the idea of practicing mindfulness and helps to have self-control and self-regulation. One has to be aware of their basic self and have good control over their needs, intentions, and goals. Doing SWOT analysis i.e. checking out strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats help leaders to face their problems and give an effective and exceptional performance at work.

Self-leadership is usually based on the values, talents, and interests of the individuals. We do what we do because we have a set of values that we follow and make decisions accordingly. Our talents, skills, and interest areas encourage us to enjoy the journey and maximize our chances to serve better and succeed in life.

Planning, developing, and setting goals help leaders manage themselves and their lives. For example, if a leader of a company plans to become the head of the company in his department, he needs to plan for his goals accordingly. He needs to develop a plan that suits his current resources and also gives him a timeline to achieve his set goals. 

His motivational levels shouldn't be hampered and that's what will set him apart from other leaders who may be trained to be effective ones for the company's requirements. A person can be a self-leader if he or she is not hired by a company to carry out their leadership skills. For example, a proprietor who has started a small business on his own merit and with his present budget may be a self-leader in his own way without external or internal parties asking him to practice leadership.

Even a sales professional can be a self-leader if he knows how to let go of his previous clients and acquire new clients for the company. His focus and discipline to maximize the company's profits without the company's intervention, training and development can also portray his self-leadership skills that may or may not be present in every sales professional working at his company. Keeping an open mind at work and accepting criticism and praise in a similar manner is also one of the main qualities of self-leadership that are very much required in today's times.