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7 Daily Habits of Outstanding Leaders

Would you like to become an outstanding leader? Use this checklist as a reminder of the important leadership-building skills you can develop on your personal development journey.

For best results, focus on developing one habit at a time. Once that habit is ingrained, then start developing another one.

Your journey to great leadership has begun!

  1. Make your bed
    • Establish a morning routine that gets you ready for your day
    • Establish a nightly routine to sleep soundly and prepare you for the next day
  2. Act according to your values
    • Clarify your values
    • Make decisions based on your values
  3. Be creative
    • Write – daily journal or Morning Pages
    • Make something new
    • Be flexible – let go of expectations and keep an open mind
  4. Practice mindfulness
    • Practice mindfulness meditation – focus on your breath
    • Make time for mindfulness activities, like coloring or nature walks
    • Integrate mindfulness into your daily routines
  5. Trust others
    • Delegate
    • Empower your team
    • Encourage innovation
    • Give direction
  6. Be authentic
    • Live according to your values
    • Practice compassion – for yourself and others
    • Communicate clearly: listen, pay attention to your body language, understand what you need to communicate
  7. Exercise
    • Mental health: do exercises that lift your mood
    • Physical health: do exercises that build your strength, fitness, and discipline