One of the most important skills that we try to imbibe in our Metamorphosis students is leadership skills. We believe that to be a successful entrepreneur, it is essential to be a successful leader.
So, here are the 10 habits that you can include in your life to evolve as a leader. These might not be the easiest things to implement but it’s worth it.
1. Read Everyday
“Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding” – Bill Gates
Reading is one of the habits that most of the leaders have in common. Bill Gates reads 50 books a year, Warren Buffet spends six hours a day reading, and apparently, Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day. Reading makes you smarter, gives you an opportunity to learn, and helps in keeping your focus intact. So, if you want to be a successful leader, reading should be part of your daily routine.
2. To-do lists
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, I will spend the first five hours sharpening the ax” – Abraham Lincoln
If you are a leader figure, chances are, you have tasks piling up by every minute. So, before diving into working on your tasks, it is always a better idea to make a to-do list, have a plan, doing your homework, organize, and then start working on your actual task. This process yields better results and is sworn by the leaders across the globe.
Great companies have high cultures of accountability…” – Steve Ballmer A good leader is somebody on whom you can count on. You need to be responsible for your follower’s actions have their backs and do everything in your power to deliver what you have promised.
4. Health Conscious
“Happiness is the highest form of health” – Dalai Lama As leaders, you need to take pristine care of your health. If you are not your best self physically, you cannot be your best self mentally. It’s simple. Value your health above everything else – exercise, eat healthy, and never ignore any physical discomfort.
“Brilliant things happen in calm minds” Leaders need to keep their minds clear and calm every single day. And meditation is a habit that caters to this calm mind. Many successful leaders swear by starting their morning with meditation. Heath and wellness must make to the leaders’ priority list. 6. Reflect and Review
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reflect” – Mark Twain
By the end of the day, make it a habit to reflect and review the work you have done. This gives a leader an opportunity to explore the possibilities of doing things more effectively. It also builds am mindset that is open to new ideas.
“Anything you can imagine, you can create” – Oprah Winfrey Giving up is not something leaders would do. If you want to evolve as a leader, the first thing to strike out from the checklist is being determined. Never, ever stop your tasks mid-way, head-on with the tasks in utmost determination. 8. Practice humility
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less” – Rick Warren Being a leader doesn’t mean being on a pedestal. Be humble, walk the path with your followers, share the workload, set an example, and always be approachable.
9. Rise early
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Benjamin Franklin The most productive leaders understand the importance of waking up early. Waking up early gives an opportunity to think with a clear mind without being hindered by the notifications, calls, and all the chaos that follows the day.
10. Be Proactive
“I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of decisions” – Stephen Covey
This is a habit that you see in every single leader figure. Do not blame your circumstances, people, or uncertainties, always be proactive in making decisions. Take the responsibility and act on it. There you have it, the 10 habits that you need to adopt to become a successful leader. Now, it’s time to include these habits in your daily routines.
All the best!