When I was writing my book last year I had an abundance of information to share. Not all of it made the final copy, including these 4 principles of Personal Leadership which I wanted to share with you today. In my book I detail the 12 Personal Leadership archetypes for women. A combination of these 12 make up your Personal Leadership Profile.
When you know your profile you are armed with a detailed insight into what motivates you, what inspires you, what drives you, what challenges you and the core strengths you have to maximise your effectiveness and overcome any difficulties or challenges in your life. If you’d like to know more you can read about Personal Leadership Style: How To Lead Your Life With Effortless Happiness, Confidence And Purpose here.
The 4 Personal Leadership Principles
1. Know who you are – the language of archetypes is a language of self understanding. Knowing your Personal Leadership archetypes, and the style they represent is your opportunity to know who you really are. When you know who you really are and can accept and rejoice in that, you’re more inclined to know your natural strengths and be able to use them effortlessly. That’s something I call being in your Effortless Success Zone. Unfortunately many women wander around in life almost aimlessly not knowing themselves and certainly not knowing their strengths. Is that you?
2. Know your natural strengths – how do you define strengths? What are they? Often I hear people say ‘they are something I am good at. It’s more than that. It’s the things you are good at, or that come easy for you and that you are also energised by
3. Make a choice – this relates to the first part of the PL effectiveness equation which is to make a committed choice – this ties to your thoughts, your mindset. Leading your life takes being able to make a decision and that is based on knowing you a choice or choices and that you can act on them. That brings me to the final principle
4. Take action – this is also the second part of the Personal Leadership effectiveness equation – committed action. Together the two parts of principles 3 and 4 make up my definition of Personal Leadership. It is, in it’s rarest form, a combination of committed choice and committed action.
There isn’t much point doing one without the other. If you do you might get some results but you’ll magnify your personal effectiveness when you put the two parts of the equation together.
Until next time I wish you succulent, effortless success (and a big reminder that you do have power over your choices and your actions),