Bad Habits

This week think about one characteristic or trait that you habitually do that creates a barrier to your leadership skills.

This thought process requires honesty and the eagerness to want to change an old habit into a new habit.

Once you have the behavior of that trait clearly in your mind think about what the opposite of the “old habit” looks like. For example, if you tend to be impatient you might sigh, get fidgety, or interrupt others. Now reverse your thinking – patient people are listeners, relaxed, and attentive.

So, for this whole week select one behavior that you are going to stop doing and what productive behavior you are going to start doing.

Keep score and have fun getting results!

Leadership Challenge

Pick one habit you are going to work on this week and the new behavior you are going to focus on implementing.

Which Habits Are You Working On?

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Dr. Mary Kay
Dr. Mary Kay is a business leadership strategist, executive coach, trainer, author, and founder of the About Leaders community and drMaryKay.com. She’s consulted with hundreds of companies and trained thousands of leaders. Her Ultimate Leader Online course helps managers become more confident, decisive leaders. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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