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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Leadership Skills by Jane Flaherty, Peter B. Stark

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Fifteen Steps to Higher Self-Esteem

In the preceding pages, we learned about self-esteem—what it is and the benefits of obtaining high self-esteem. Now let’s look at what we can do to raise our self-esteem. There are hundreds of little things you can do on a daily basis that will enhance your self-esteem.

Here are 15 of the things we feel are most important for supervisors.

1.  Live for today. One phrase we’d like to cut from the English language is “if only.” “If only” I would get one more promotion, could make a certain income, close a certain sale; “if only” I could afford a bigger house or a fancier car; “if only” my boss would get off my back; “if only” I could motivate this one employee…then I would really be happy. Focus on what is good ...

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