Bridging The Gap: Know Your Self-Worth
Welcome back everyone! Hope you had the opportunity to read my first story, titled “The 4-Leadership & 4-Followership Attributes +2”. If you did not, please refer to it to help you understand why I am delving deeper into each attribute, beginning with Knowing Your Self-Worth.
In both leadership and followership, knowing your self-worth is particularly important and critical. Without it, the individual would not bring genuine value to the table. Instead, he or she would try to be a copy of someone else’s identity and their work performance. This is not good or healthy. Especially, because their untapped value and captive creativity are present and ready to be accessed for any challenge. Does this sound like you? If so, you are not doomed. Your Self-Worth is present even when you have chosen to dismiss it. Make the decision today to embrace You as a Person and You as a Performer. Then, get moving to change your track record for yourself and your team.
This icon says a lot for me, as the ring symbolizes value and worth centered in the middle — the core of its being. And you know, your core is engaged in most everything you do in life. So, when you know your self-worth, you enlist and engage your value daily to ensure your best self was given to your team, your boss, and your customer. Furthermore, your best is not just what you do only — this would be incomplete. It is also who you are as a person. These two make up your self-worth as a leader and a follower.
When a leader and follower embrace their self-worth, their relationship is strong. Their commitment to each other empowers them to move forward, as they achieve their common goals. They own their responsibility inside the parameters of sustaining the health of their team, while they perform their daily duties.
Some benefits of Knowing your Self-Worth:
· Embracing your Self-Worth empowers you to embrace your Team-Worth. How can you embrace your team’s identity and performance if you do not embrace yours?
· Your ability to perform will open doors of opportunity for you. Knowing who you are will sustain you in these opportunities
· It will speak for you in your absence
· It empowers you to stand for the right values even when others are doing the popular opposite
· It embodies humility. Success and Failure are kept in their proper context
I could go on and on about the benefits and I am sure you could add to this list as well. Please message me with some of your benefits-thanks.
Now, I hope you can see why this attribute is a contributor/major player to any organization’s Foundation called Leadership and the Interpersonal Structure-Followership that rests upon it. Knowing your Self-Worth sets you up for the next Player Attribute: Communicating Effectively. Take this time to evaluate yourself. Do you acknowledge the Performance part of Self-Worth only while dismissing the Identity part? If so, you are missing a wealth that will change how you perform.