Best Boss Take 5 | Leading Yourself

In a recent workshop at the New York State Women’s Leadership Conference, Danny Ceballos of Unleashed Consulting shared valuable insights on self-leadership. The session focused on three critical factors that can transform how leaders manage themselves, ultimately leading to more effective leadership of others. We’d like to share those with you.

  • Understand Your Saboteurs:
    • Identify and understand your sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
    • Take the free Positive Intelligence Saboteur Assessment to gain insight.
    • Schedule a debrief call with Danny for personalized guidance on managing your saboteurs.
  • Develop Your Sage Mind:
    • Balance your reactive saboteur mind with a calm, thoughtful, and innovative sage mind.
    • Spend at least 15 minutes daily to slow down and cultivate your sage mind.
    • Engage in practices that enhance empathy, innovation, clarity, and focused action.
  • Adopt the Sage Perspective:
    • Reframe challenges and obstacles as opportunities or gifts.
    • Practice patience with yourself as you develop this new perspective.
    • Use setbacks as opportunities to strengthen skills and improve processes.

Leading yourself effectively is crucial for any leader. By understanding your saboteurs, developing your sage mind, and adopting a sage perspective, you can enhance your leadership skills and create positive changes in your professional and personal life. Remember, self-leadership is the foundation for leading others successfully. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more impactful leader.

About Danny

With over 20 years experience in training and leadership development  — and holding an MBA and an MA in Organizational Development — Danny Ceballos has worked with organizations across the country to strengthen their effectiveness in leading and managing others through supervision+motivation best practices and strategies.