25 Self-Improvement Questions Every Leader Should Answer This New Year

The New Years are a time when leaders reflect on their past year, past behavior and past achievements.

Usually, they meditate on their future goals, future actions and their future selves.

Leaders think about self-improvement,
life lessons, tend to shift priorities and renew their mindset.

Below, we have gathered a few questions to help guide leaders through the process.

Wondering whar are the questions that every leader should ponder upon this Year?

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1. How would you describe your best and most authentic self?

2. What would you say is your main purpose in life?

3. What are you most grateful for?

4. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

5. What do you want your achievements to be this year?

6. What is your idea of success?

7. Which habits, qualities and leadership skills would you like to acquire by the end of the year?

8. Which projects would you want to create, join or complete?

9. How would you like to spend your free time?

10. Who and what do you value most?

11. Are you willing to step out your comfort zone?

12. Which habits energize you and improve your mindset?

13. What are your overall motivations?

14. What was the best thing that happened last year?

15. What was the most challenging thing that happened last year and what did you learn from it?

16. What would you have done differently?

17. What do you wish to let go of that no longer serves you?

18. What are your emotional triggers and what can you do about them?

19. What and who keep you present?

20. What boundaries will you be setting?

21. Are you making good use of your time?

22. What are your main core values?

23. Are you the best leader you can be?

24. What is your ideal life?

25. What are you most excited for this year?

Last Words Of Advice!

Take it one day at a time…

Honestly answering one question at a time will help you assess where you were and where you are heading this year.
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50 Affirmations For Leaders To Welcome The New Year

Happy New Year!

Congratulations, you’ve made it through another year!

To start this new year empowered, we have put together a few affirmations for you to improve your leadership journey.

Wondering how leaders welcome the New Year?

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1. I love my life, who I was, who I am and who I’m about to become.

2. I believe in myself.

3. I have the ability to succeed.

4. I am worthy of success.

5. I am resilient and self-sufficient.

6. I have a positive mindset and attitude.

7. I release negative self talk and beliefs.

8. I am enough and I accept myself.

9. I respect myself.

10. I am focused on my goals and my personal success.

11. I do my best every day.

12. I am open to learn.

13. I live in the present and look forward to my future.

14. My past will not dictate my future.

15. I can do anything I set my mind to.

16. I am willing to step out of my comfort zone.

17. I see obstacles as challenges and failures as an opportunity to grow.

18. I have the energy to achieve my goals.

19. I possess the knowledge to achieve my goal.

20. I have the confidence to achieve my goals and to stand by my personal choices.

21. I make good use of my time.

22. I am in full control of my life.

23. I don’t have to justify myself to anyone.

24. I am honest with myself.

25. I trust myself and my abilities.

26. I do not need validation from others.

27. I am willing to face my fears.

28. I am grateful for my life and my achievements.

29. New ideas come to me regularly.

30. Abundance flows freely through me.

31. I make sound decisions.

32. I am at peace in my life.

33. My life is abundant and full of joy.

34. Possibilities are endless and I am limitless.

35. I am unafraid of taking risks.

36. I am able to achieve a work-life balance.

37. I am in control of my thoughts and emotions.

38. I am surrounded by people who encourage me to be my best and true self.

39. I am able to foster true connections with others.

40. I live up to my full potential.

41. I express my true and best self.

42. Everything is going according to plan.

43. I create the life of my dreams.

44. I attract the right people and opportunities.

45. Prosperity and wealth flow to and through me.

46. All my problems have a solution.

47. I am living my best life.

48. There is nothing I am not able to overcome.

49. Each and everyday is an opportunity for improvement.

50. I already possess everything I need for success.

Last Words Of Advice!

Affirmations seems simply but are higly effective.

You just have to pick at least one affirmation to repeat each day in front of the mirror or before you take a step outside.

Everyday, thanks to affirmations, you have the ability to become a better version of yourself.

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12 Things Leaders Do That Demotivate Their Team

Through their actions and decisions, leaders highly impact your overall job experience.

For the most part, they are responsible for your motivation, responsibilities, career prospects, work-life balance, engagement and alignment.

Wondering how leadership can demotivate teams?

12 Things Leaders Do That Demotivate Their Team #team #motivation #leadership journeytoleadershipblog.comMotivation is the combination of traits that drive someone to achieve their goals.

Therefore, demotivation occurs when there is a significant loss of drive, eagerness or willingness to do the work.

The loss of motivation mostly translates itself into:

  • Increased absenteeism,
  • Long lunches and breaks during working hours,
  • Unprofessionalism, distraction and disconnection from the job,
  • Distance and disconnection from others,
  • Desire to distract others.

Unfortunately, toxic leaders are often the cause of said demotivation.

1. Toxic leaders are closed to new ideas

Not only are they closed to new ideas, they will gladly criticize and shut others down.

Furthermore, they do not embrace change. They will usually think that they know best and will follow through on bad ideas despite the evidence of the contrary.

2. Toxic leaders encourage toxicity

They let bad behavior go unchecked.

Illegal behaviors such as toxic competition, sexual harassment, prurient curiosity, invasion of privacy, racism, sexism and discriminatory speeches are ignored, celebrated and are embedded in the company culture.

3. Toxic leaders don’t lead by example

They avoid engaging in difficult tasks or challenging conversations.

They also behave poorly but get away with it because they have the power to do so or because human resources turn a blind eye to their behavior.

4. Toxic leaders pressure their team to meet unrealistic expectations

As a leader, ensuring that your team members meet the bottom line is surely important.

However, employees who cannot meet unrealistic goals tend to get demotivated and quit.

5. Toxic leaders treat their team like a commodity

They feel free to disrespect their team members, take advantage of people or play with their team like pawns.

They also feel free to fire people or demonstrate that they are replaceable.

Demotivated perform at their minimal best but not because they lack discipline.

6. Toxic leaders are in constant competition

Competitive and jealous leaders have huge egos and very low self esteem.

In this scenario, high performers tend to go unrecognized and unrewarded.

Even worse, their ideas are stolen and their achievements ignored.

7. Toxic leaders micromanage

Leaders who micromanage lack trust in the abilities of their team members.

They don’t allow their team to make or correct mistakes.

8. Toxic leaders don’t listen

Bad leaders don’t listen to anyone or anything.

By doing so, they don’t understand their team members potential and don’t adapt projects to them.

The reality is that when teams don’t feel heard, they ultimately get demotivated.

9. Toxic leaders don’t believe in work relationships

They are unaware of their team members responsibilities.

Leaders who don’t work on a relationship with their team members rarely notice when a team member gets demotivated.

10. Toxic leaders don’t communicate objectives

When teams don’t see the bigger picture or feel like they are in the loop, they become unable to measure their performance, involvement and their impact.

11. Toxic leaders brew conflict

They pit employees one against the other, play favorites and treat others unfairly.

That way, while employees are occupied fighting, nobody has the time they question their poor leadership.

In that case, motivation is lossed and employees usually quit.

12. Toxic leaders are not flexible

They don’t allow remote working and don’t encourage a healthy work-life balance.

They are oblivious to the fact that motivated teams contribute twice as more than demotivated ones.

Last Words Of Advice

People don’t leave jobs, they leave terrible leaders.

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28 Quotes On Trust In Leadership

Trust is an essential part of leadership…

In order to make sound decisions, to have a successful business and team, Trust is more than required. It has to be built up and most importantly maintained.

Below, I have compiled a few quotes to illustrate the importance of incorporating trust in the leadership process.

28 Quotes On Trust In Leadership

1. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” – Albert Einstein

2. Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. – Robert E. Lee

4. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. – Stephen R. Covey

5. The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship between the leader and the led — is trust, and trust is based on integrity. – Brian Tracy

6. Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

7. Trust should be earned inherently, without any verbal demands. – Anne Elisabeth Stengl

8. When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective. – Stephen R. Covey

9. It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. – Noël Coward

10. It has always been my contention that an individual who can be relied upon to be himself and to be honest unto himself can be relied upon in every other way. – J. Paul Getty

11. Never trust he who trusts everyone. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

12. You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. – Abraham Lincoln

13. If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. – Virginia Woolf

14. Peace and trust take years to build and seconds to shatter. – Mahogany SilverRain

15. Without trust we don’t truly collaborate; we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team. – Stephen R. Covey

16. Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of. – Bob Vanourek

17. Trust doesn’t mean that you trust that someone won’t screw up—it means you trust them when they do screw up. – Ed Catmull

18. Leadership is the relentless pursuit of truth and ceaseless creation of trust. – Jack Welch

19. Great teams have trust at the heart of their success. If you don’t trust each other, you’ll play safe. Trust makes it possible to aim higher. To leap further and to know someone has your back if you fall. – Adam Grant

20. A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. – Simon Sinek

21. Trust starts with trustworthy leadership. It must be built into the corporate culture. – Barbara Kimmel Brooks

22. When people honor each other, there is a trust established that leads to synergy, interdependence, and deep respect. Both parties make decisions and choices based on what is right, what is best, what is valued most highly. – Blaine Lee

23. It’s mutual trust, even more than mutual interest, that holds human associations together. – H. L. Mencken

24. Trust is built with consistency. – Lincoln Chafee

25. When truth takes a backseat to ego and politics, trust is lost. – Patrick Lencioni

26. Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did. – Paolo Coelho

27. Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. – Democritus

28. You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. – Ingrid Bergman

Last Words Of Advice

Trust is a two-way street and is fragile. It takes years to build and a few seconds to destroy.

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10 Proven Ways To Shift Perspective

We are often faced with stressful situations in our personal and professional lives…

Unfortunately, perception is reality.

That means that our perception of the situation will most of the time determines our reaction.

Shifting perception doesn’t mean switching viewpoint or distorting the truth but broadening your understanding of all facets of the situation.

Wondering how to shift your perspective?

10 Proven Ways To Shift Perspective

Perception is a combination of the information collected, your experience and system of belief.

To shift it, there are some steps that you can take.

1. Put some distance between you and the drama

Sometimes, we get caught up in negative situations whether we want to or not or we stay in toxic environments longer than we should.

Removing yourself from that environment is the best way to change perspective.

If you are consistently surrounded by negative people, your thoughts will sooner or later become negative.

You may wonder whether you are creating or amplifying the negativity but if you remove yourself from it and it still goes on, you have nothing to do with it.

You probably just got caught up in someone else’s crazy.

2. Change your programming

You must be aware of the type of content that you allow to program your subconscious mind.

If you aren’t able to find the perspective you are looking for, seek out content that comforts you and that is similar to the perspective you wish to achieve or to the attitude you wish to emulate.

You may need to gather different sources of positivity around you like podcasts, books or movies.

3. Pay attention to self-talk

You are in control of your thoughts and of the way you react to situations.

In order to help your self-talk, you can use words of affirmation.

4. Adjust your expectations

Most drama in life comes from having too high expectations for people.

If someone has disappointed you or created unnecessary drama, you need to reset and lower your expectations for them.

5. Limit your time

If you are unable to physically remove yourself from drama, you can limit your time there while attempting to find a solution.

By doing so, you will gradually:

  • Prioritize the essentials.
  • Understand that everything is temporary.
  • Acknowledge that you don’t have to stay in it longer than necessary.

6. Find the lesson

Find the lesson and focus on the positives.

Finding the lesson in a negative situation allows you to look past yourself, to grow and to not be the victim.

7. Take a step back

Sometimes, we create our own drama or participate at some level in someone else’s.

According to Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements, taking someone else’s drama personally will only make things worse.

It then helps to take a step back to gather yourself and to evaluate the situation.

By doing so, you can also make sure that the story you tell yourself isn’t laced with elements of your past.

8. Change your reaction

You may no be able to shift your perspective just yet but you can change your reaction.

The truth is if you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same result.

So, when faced with a situation that seems consistently challenging, try doing something different.

It may not solve the situation but you will get a different result and therefore gain more perspective.

9. See the bigger picture

Drama and the way we think about it can cause serious repercussions on your life.

Visualizing the bigger picture reframes the negative situation and reduces its impact.

Will this matter in the long run? In 5 days, 5 months or 5 years, will you remember this person or that job?

10. Forgive yourself

Staying in a negative situation, talking to negative people or walking around thinking about negative situation is damaging to your health and will only amplify the drama.

So, take the time to process the negative emotions, forgive yourself for staying in a bad situation for too long and hold on to the glimmer of hope.

Last Words Of Advice!

The circumstances of the situation you are dealing with depend on your perspective and your reaction.

Shifting perspective is a mind trick that allows you to better face challenges and that relies on the principal that you have the power to control your thoughts.


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5 Inpiring Quotes For Leadership Development

Leadership development aims to provide leaders with the hard and soft skills needed to execute their job within their capacity and within their organization.

Usually, leadership development boosts employee morale, engagement, alignment and productivity.

5 Inpiring Quotes For Leadership Development

1. Leaders demonstrate integrity and instill trust

“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” – SETH GODIN

2. Leaders learn continuously

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy

3. Leaders maintain strong communication skills

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca

4. Leaders possess good decision-making skills

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

5. Leaders build healthy relationships

A leader’s attitude is caught by his or her followers more quickly than his or her actions. – John C. Maxwell

Last Words Of Advice

There are several leadership programs out there.

It is important that you find the right one for you to gain the ability to inspire, influence, improve your performance and cope with challenges.


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5 Essential Leadership Skills

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  • Encourage learning & train leaders around the world

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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be By Rachel Hollis

The lies Society, media, family members, bosses tell us can easily become our Truth.

There are many lies that stand at the basis of our insecurities and that are stopping us from becoming who we really want to become…

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1. The Lie about Happiness

We always think that the grass is always greener on the other side.

However, this is not always true and we must figure out what makes us feel good or what feeds our spirit and do these things.

2. The Lie about Procrastination

Procrastination is like breaking a promise to yourself.

The key to overcoming procrastination is to:

  • Start small and to take small steps towards your goals.
  • Stay committed to your goals. That is why your goals have to be important to you so you can stay committed on the long term.
  • Be honest with yourself about the reasons of your procrastination.
  • Take accountability for your actions.

3. The Lie about Self-worth

In Society, we constantly feel the need to prove our worth. That desire to prove ourselves and feel good enough translates itself negatively into different areas of our lives.

To overcome the need to prove yourself, you can always:

  • Get some therapy to discover who you truly are, be honest with yourself and find some internal resolve.
  • Take the time you need to take care of yourself and recharge your batteries.
  • Add yourself to your own priority list. As cliché as it sounds, you have to take care of yourself before taking care of others.

4. The Lie about Comparison and Judgement

We often feel the compulsive need to judge and compete with others. It becomes imperative to:

  • Keep an open-mind: you don’t know everything and you don’t have everything figured out.
  • Nobody is immune to judgement so work on your own insecurities and tell yourself the truth.
  • Surround yourself with people who would tell you the truth, build you up instead of putting you down.

5. The Lie about Rejection

“When it comes to your dreams, no is not an answer”. No is not the final answer.

Therefore, it requires strength to:

  • Reframe your mindset: what is happening to you and how you respond to it is all about perspective.
  • Not accept no as the final answer
  • Claim and remember your goals: you can write them down and create a vision board.
  • Be bold about your goals.
  • Understand that if one path towards your goal doesn’t work, change the path and not the goals.

6. The Lie about Expectations

We often feel like we haven’t achieved what we have set out to achieve fast enough.

But there is no need to worry because our goals don’t have expiration dates.

7. The Lie about Authenticity

Society lies to us and tells us that we have to fit a specific mould to exist.
The truth is there isn’t only one right way to exist.

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In Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be, Rachel Hollis, in a witty and self-deprecating fashion, dispels the lies perpetrated by Society — lies that we tend to believe about ourselves and accept as a fundamental truth.

After a while, these lies destroy our self worth because we find it hard to live up to the lies that Society projects when it comes to self image, relationship to others, goal accomplishment, self care, and career success.

Rachel Hollis shares her life story and perspective on why people are generally unhappy and unsuccessful.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be is dedicated to women who have struggled to find themselves or face the truth about themselves. It deals with all the insecurities that women may face throughout their lives and gives solutions that can be implemented through introspection.

Implementing change isn’t easy: it will take time and hard work, several trials and errors. But, it will be worth it!

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You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.

Judging is still one of the most hurtful, spiteful impulses we own, and our judgments keep us from building a stronger tribe… or from having a tribe in the first place. Our judgment prohibits us from beautiful, life-affirming friendships. Our judgment keeps us from connecting in deeper, richer ways because we’re too stuck on the surface level assumptions we’ve made.

The first step toward becoming the best version of yourself is being honest, truly honest, about what makes you tick.

Truly, I’ve been told no in so many different ways and by so many different people that sometimes it seems as if life itself is saying no. I am an expert in rejection—or more specifically, I am an expert in bouncing back from rejection and fighting my way toward my goal.

I am successful because I refused to take no for an answer. I am successful because I have never once believed my dreams were someone else’s to manage. That’s the incredible part about your dreams: nobody gets to tell you how big they can be.

There are many types of trauma—big, small, childhood, adult—but we all belong to a club we never asked to join. We find solidarity in numbers, in hearing other stories…

There isn’t one right way to be a woman. There isn’t one right way to be a daughter, friend, boss, wife, mother, or whatever else you categorize yourself as. There are so many different versions of each and every style on this planet, and beauty lives in that dichotomy.

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16 Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

Job interviews over the phone constitute a selection process that most companies use to screen candidates, to prevent candidates from having to travel to their company and to promote their company.

Wondering how to lead a successful job interview over the phone?

In this article, find all the tips you need to prepare yourself.

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1. Write down everything

Write down all the information and schedule given to you and create alarms to remind you of the interview.

2. Look up the company website

Look up the company website and write down the company’s values, sector, number of workers, locations, annual income amount and most important projects. Knowing the company brings you points.

3. Prepare questions

Prepare some general interviewing questions (“tell me about yourself”, “what are your strengths?”, “what are your flaws?”,… ) and then write them down on paper.

A few minutes before the interview

4. Avoid noise

Make sure you are at home and not in public transports or in a noisy environment.

5. Wake up early

Wake up twenty minutes before the call literally and figuratively. Nobody likes a slurred speech and a hoarse morning voice.

6. Take care of yourself

Take care of your basic human needs 10 minutes before scheduled interview.

7. Prepare pen and papers to take notes.

If this interview is successful, it will lead to another interview at the company and those notes will be useful.

8. Surf the net

On your computer, open the company’s website page and get ready to discreetly surf for answers.

If you cannot find facts about the company, it’s OK.

The interviewer will provide them himself. It’s part of his job to introduce you to them.

9. Use your notes

Last but not least, place your notes with the prepared answers in front you.

The interviewer does not need to know that you are reading your answers.

During the interview

10. Actively listen

Listen carefully to the interviewer and wait for your time of speech.

Being nervous is understandable, but try to control yourself.

11. Keep your voice energized and upbeat

Smiling is also a great way to show your interest and excitement for the opportunity.

12. Maintain your energy

Even though you don’t know the answer for a question right away, stay calm, confident and positive. Politely request a few seconds to collect yourself.

13. Stay professional

Even though the interviewer is friendly, laugh quietly at his or her jokes but stay professional and composed. You are not talking to your best friend.

14. Stay calm

If you are nervous or need focus, feel free to pace around your house or sit at a desk.

After the interview

14. Send a thank you email

You can add questions about the offer to show your interest and motivation.

15. Send an update email

Wait 48 hours before sending an email to get an update on whether you’ve been selected or not.

Last words of advice!

Phone interviews are generally awkward because you are sharing details of your career life with a perfect stranger. In order to avoid all awkwardness, job interviews should be thoroughly prepared.

The interviewer or head hunter will call you a first time to schedule a job interview and will provide you with his or her company’s information.

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