What habits have helped you transform yourself into a leader?

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Vice President Strategy ( Engineering and Digital) in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
First of all, you should emotionally connect with your team. Try to understand their pain points. Similarly, you should also help others often. It's difficult for many people to inculcate the habit of helping others without any reciprocal benefit. But when you help others, you also benefit from the experience. It gives you a sense of satisfaction to know that you’ve helped somebody in their career, or as a team member. 

If you want to do a litmus test as to whether you are on the path to leadership, ask yourself: Are people inspired by you to do better each day? Do your team members feel motivated to go the extra mile? Are they working more than their normal hours? If so, then you are a leader because you have to set an example for your team without micromanaging them. 

The most important habit is self discipline. Self discipline requires many things, including time management, keeping a regular schedule, exercising, etc. As the saying goes, health is wealth and a sound mind lives in a sound body. Always pay attention to how you are managing your time. Everybody has 24 hours, but time management is a real art to learn.
Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
As a Servant Leader, I am always looking at ways to help people succeed in their lives. I try to listen and understand their situation before passing judgement. Along with that, I try to engage with the team not just professionally but personally. I'm their leader but I want them to know that I trust them and they can trust me to have their best interests in mind.
CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Lift as you climb. 

I always treated others the way I wanted to be treated, weird but that works. 
- Inclusive
- Listen
- Sympathetic 
- Supportive

- Ask your team “please tell me how I can be better at supporting you”

Leadership is about the org, team, company or individual excelling. It means the leader is more excited by the success of those s/he leads than by personal accolades. 


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