Leadership Tip

How to become a better you

It’s normal to feel like you could be doing more when it comes to self-improvement. But being a better you doesn’t involve being overly hard on yourself. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Here’s a few ideas to build self-improvement into your daily routine:

  1. OBSERVE. Notice everything that surrounds you. The world is full of examples, ideas, wisdom, mistakes and experience.
  2. COLLECT. Ideas and thoughts tend to evaporate from your mind too fast. Try to capture them before it’s too late, ideally by writing them down or sketching them.
  3. CHALLENGE. Pinpoint any compulsive behaviour that wreaks havoc on your life no matter how trivial it may seem, then train yourself not to yield to its force.
  4. READ. Reading is probably the best investment of time ever. Devote at least an hour per day to reading and, ideally, always have a book close to hand.
  5. WRITE. The biggest value of a good writing skill is that it cultivates the discipline of thinking. Your thoughts will cease to be random and chaotic and will gradually become more systematic and structured.
  6. ANALYSE. Before going to bed, spend 10 minutes analysing your day. Consider what things you managed to do well and what, if any, mistakes you made.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.

For more tips...
on leadership and management good practice, subscribe to a Minute with Montgomery on 10TV.


Free weekly email on things you didn't know last week with links to articles on leadership excellence. To view previous editions click here.

Unlock your potential

Whether face to face, or over the telephone, we can develop your leadership skills, support you in making important decisions, and help you reach your potential.

Read More

Leadership Articles

10 actions for mastering leadership

The key to truly effective leadership lies in mastering a wide range of skills from implementing and administering process to inspiring others to achieve excellence. To be an effective leader you need to make the most of opportunities to learn to lead,... read more

Leadership Tips

How to counteract a negative relationship

Everyone wants to feel respected by their line manager, but over half of employees say they don’t. What do you do if you’re in that unfortunate majority? Try these three things: Manage your energy. Sleep, exercise, good nutrition, and stress... read more

How to help your team through a crisis

Brexit, and the associated political game playing, is a national tragedy. A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, more importantly, during challenging times. As a leader, how do you help your team deal... read more

How to do small talk

Office workers have become increasingly adept at avoiding small talk, hurriedly diving into their computer screens, headphones on. That’s a mistake. Small talk builds rapport and trust, which helps grease the wheels of working life. It may even help you... read more