Self-leadership is a critical component for all leaders. True leadership greatness in the Kingdom of God is a journey towards humility. This requires some key disciplines to know how we are doing on the journey and where we can make progress. This requires self-evaluation. Reggie McNeal suggests three categories under the realm of self-leadership: self-awareness, self-management, and self-development.
Under the topic of self-awareness I recently ran across some great evaluative questions that we can ask ourselves. These come by way of Harry Kraemer, a faculty member at the Kellogg School of Management. My desire is to put these to use on a regular basis.
- What did I say I was going to do today, and what did I actually do?
- If what I did was different than what I planned, what were the reasons?
- What went well, and what did not?
- How did I treat people?
- Am I proud of the way I lived this day?
- If I had the day to live over again, what would I do differently?
- What did I learn today that will have an impact on how I live the next day, the next week, and going forward?