Leadership and personal responsibility are not only about your responsibilities as a leader in an organization, but also about taking personal responsibility for yourself in all aspects of your life: where you have been and where you are going – mistakes, choices, and failures. A good leader owns his or her life and by doing so, sets a good example for others to follow. In this article posted Careerealism by Andria Corso, read about three important factors of personal responsibility.
Leadership and Personal Responsibility
Personal leadership is taking responsibility for all aspects of your life and leading it in the direction that is best for you.
In order to be a successful leader on the job, having strong personal leadership skills is critical.
When you are able to take responsibility for decisions you are making in all areas of your life and are making those decisions in your own best interest, you are better able to have a positive and inspiring impact on others and are also able to be a role model for others in the leadership arena.
There are three factors that impact strong personal leadership skills.
First is your mindset. I’ve spoken and written about the importance of mindset before so if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I believe your mindset about any topic is the foundation of your success in that particular area.
Mindset is defined as, “A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.”
Leadership and personal responsibility are essential for not only for gaining the respect of the people in your organization, but also for teaching them to own up and learn from their mistakes.