“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”
“You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails.”
~ Dr. Bob Chope
“in the midst of movement and chaos keep stillness inside of you.”
~ Deepak Chopra
Self-awareness is definitely part of self-control and self-control is critical to Leadership Control! A leader with self-control has a high level leadership commitment with the ability to take control of their own thoughts, feelings and emotions and then the ability to take control of an agency with positive objectives and winning outcomes.
Self-control, self-discipline, self-restraint and a steady composure will serve you well in all leadership situations. A leader’s character, attitude and actions must speak a language of inclusion and fairness for success. Self-control has a positive impact on physical and mental health. A thoughtful leader with fine-tuned self-control will set clear goals and expectations. And when it all comes together no one will doubt that an ‘in control leader’ does indeed care!
Written by: Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant
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