|By Safe Call Now®'s Steve Gutzler|
Some of my favorite conversations at conferences or workshop trainings for first responders is when someone asks me... "How do I become a leader?" OR "I don't have anyone to lead yet, how can I start?" My response is: "You are a leader! Start by leading yourself."
You have to get to a place where you would actually follow yourself before you ask anyone else to follow you. I've been around dozens of positioned leaders who aren't very effective because they have not mastered the art of self-leadership.
The key to leading yourself well is to learn self-leadership.
If you want to gain trust and credibility from others, begin by focusing on the following principles...
Principle #1: 20/20/20