The tale of the reluctant leader versus the natural leader
- your boss has just given you a greater leadership position within the office team
- the charity organization you volunteer your time every weekend has asked you to lead a new project
- your sports team needs a new captain and turned to you
The good news is there's a cure for the reluctant leader. And all it takes are two simple steps!
Warning!! Even if you are a natural leader, reading the rest of this article will only make you a far better leader!
Step 1: Lead Yourself First
Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can!
Instead of saying “I can’t do this”, spend your time saying “How can I do this to the best of my ability”. While this seems like a ridiculously simple first step, it’s the most powerful first step you’ll ever take in your life.The study of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), also called the art and science of personal excellence, tells us the brain is like a computer program and whatever we say to ourselves becomes the code that runs our brains and our life.