In order to increase our leadership capacity, we must truly believe that self leadership precedes our ability to effectively lead others. I am simply calling this step Be Healthy. Note: This post is part of a series on Increasing Your Leadership Capacity. Click here for the previous step.
A healthy leader replicates and attracts healthy followers. And the converse is true as well: an unhealthy leader replicates and attracts those who are unhealthy.
In order to be effective, we as leaders must be healthy in how we think, how we process, how we care for ourselves and those closest to us, how we treat our teams, how we deal with challenges and how we communicate.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you identify where you might be able to improve your health — and ultimately your ability to lead.