6 Daily Habits of Outstanding Leaders

Would you like to become an outstanding leader? Use this checklist as a reminder of the important leadership-building skills you can develop on your personal development journey.

For best results, focus on developing one habit at a time. Once that habit is ingrained, then start developing another one. Your journey to great leadership has begun!

Get Your Routine.
  • Establish a morning routine that gets you ready for your day.
  • Establish a nightly routine to sleep soundly and prepare you for the next day.
Be creative.
  • Write in a daily journal.
  • Make something new.
  • Be flexible. Let go of expectations and keep an open mind.
Practice mindfulness.
  • Practice mindfulness meditation. Focus on your breathing.
  • Make time for activities like coloring or nature walks, and integrate them into your daily routines.
Trust others.
  • Empower your team.
  • Encourage innovation.
  • Give direction.
Be authentic.
  • Live according to your values.
  • Practice compassion—for yourself and others.
  • Communicate clearly: listen, be aware of your body language, and understand what you need to convey.
  • Mental health: do exercises that lift your mood.
  • Physical health: do exercises that build your strength, fitness, and discipline.
  • Looks: exercise makes you more confident which in turn makes you look better.

And finally, don’t forget professional development.