Importance of Self Leadership and RPMS

leader1Doesn’t take long when you’re a student of leadership to hear of the importance of leading oneself.

How are you to lead others if you can’t get your own stuff together?

So as leaders we are to begin with ourselves.

I was watching and listening to Dave Ferguson on this very topic recently and he had a novel approach.

He used what he referred to as the RPMS (think tachometer) method.  Each letter representing a way to check your progress on how well you’re leading yourself before leading others.

He chooses to get up each day and journal how he’s doing with his RPMS.  He assigns a number.  You can choose any scale you want – 1 – 10 with 10 being the best and one the poorest, etc…

R – Relational – How is my relationship with my wife, kids, friends etc…?

P – Physical – How is my exercise going?  How well am I taking care of myself physically?

M – Mental – Am I learning?  What am I reading?

S – Spiritual – How are me and God?

I like this idea because it’s simple but you’re milage may vary.

Take a moment and give yourself a number from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 the best.

How’d ya do?

Just something to think about!