1. I can always do better.
2. I have been wrong on occasion.
Admitting you have made a mistake does not diminish your leadership. If anything, it elevates you in the eyes of others who admire your ability to take responsibility and be accountable for your actions. It shows that accountability doesn’t put you in hot water. You just take care of the problem if it’s yours.
3. I am only as good as my team.
Successful leaders recognize that success has not come from just what they have done. Instead, they have simply guided and provided the resources for the true talent responsible for the company’s results.
4. I must lead by example.
5. I get more from my team when I inspire them.
6. I retain talent by rewarding and recognizing individuals.
A leader who understands talent drives success realizes they have to do something to keep that talent. While remarkable leaders differ on what rewards and recognition they find works best, the truth is that giving something in return for what they are getting from this talent is the best way to retain them. Employees who know they are valued by leadership are more likely to stick around.
7. I love what I am doing.
Passion for what they do makes leaders inspiring and able to excite their teams. Love, happiness, energy and satisfaction are infectious.
8. I will never be done learning.
The most successful leaders note their voracious appetites for knowledge accumulation. They are interested in what others can tell them as well as what they can uncover themselves through research and study. These successful leaders make learning a lifetime career because knowledge is power that can propel that leader and their company ahead of those who do not focus on the continual learning process.
9. I need to communicate more.
10. I can fail and still succeed.
Remarkable leaders realize that winning isn’t everything. Successful leaders embrace their failures for what they learned and how that led them to their success. Leaders who work through failure find that when success comes, it is that much sweeter. They appreciate their hard won successes.