I heard a senior leader talking about a daily reflection he has each day over his morning coffee: he asks himself if he was the best leader he could be the day before and reflects on what he will do differently that day.
What a great practice to hold yourself accountable to yourself and the values you stand for and how you behave in every aspect of your life.
I have started this, and of course there are days when I fudge the answer and I kid myself about how I did as a leader. I can find reasonable reasons to excuse myself from what I should have done. It never works: things don’t change and there is no growth.
The best days are when I have been completely honest with myself and not afraid of what I uncover. During that day I can feel the difference and I am a better leader in every aspect of my life.
Ask yourself the question: be honest, be brave and see what you discover!