Self Improvement

In more than three decades, I have discovered that one of the greatest reasons for downturns and downfalls of organizations is their inability to effectively train their leadership. Many of these organizations actually have programs that they refer to as leadership training, while others do not.


Far too often, organizations call their informational or orientation programs leadership training. Since many leaders, as well as many paid staffs are improperly, or not fully trained, self improvement leadership training is often difficult, and even the importance of the concept is often overlooked. Whether it is because of the egos of some of the individuals who ascend to leadership, yet possess few of the important leadership skills, or because of “cluelessness,” those organizations that do not address leadership development head on, often fail to make necessary evolutionary changes.


Organizations and their popularity are often cyclical in nature. Reasons such as economics are certainly one reason, yet, even when economies are down, some organizations fare far better than others. Those organizations whose leaders exhibit a vision for the future, understand planning, creating an action plan, and understand how to make a decision in an organized manner, are the most successful. I have observed countless organizations that spend far too much time on unimportant and trivial issues, while often either ignoring or procrastinating when it comes to issues related to what should be understood as the “big picture.”


Leadership training must begin at the earliest stage of identifying potential future leaders, qualifying them, and nurturing them. It must be an ongoing process that continues through lower tier leadership positions, then to intermediate, and then continues through elite leadership positions. All leaders need constant leadership refreshing, and need to learn how to self- evaluate.


Conducting an effective leadership workshop can be a real challenge for a variety of reasons. Often, leaders attending the workshop are pre-occupied with issues that are hot at the office. Sometimes, self improvement have an “attitude” about the need for any training at all. They might feel like they already know what to do. As with all adult learning experiences, they must not only be educational, but also engaging.


There are a variety of games that can be used to teach a point about teamwork, organizational skills, and communications. They can be found in a variety of workbooks or found on websites by searching the internet. The important point is that there must be a lesson that can be associated with the game. Simply playing games may be entertaining, but it will be a wasted opportunity to engage leaders unless there is a “teachable moment.”


Many leadership workshops include some type of assessment that participants take before they arrive. The workshop is an opportunity to discuss the results and how they can be applied. The self improvement participants might then be given an opportunity to reflect upon the discussion and their personal results so that they can have an action plan when they get back to the office.


The key to effective leadership workshops is to make sure that they are really “workshops.” They must be engaging and require active participation or “work” by the attendees. If they are simply lectures, then they will not be nearly as effective. Adult learners generally prefer activities which have a teachable moment or an “ah-ha” outcome. It is through the self-discovery process when lessons are learned in a way that they become more memorable. Memorable lessons are more likely to be applied, and application of the learning is the best test of a successful workshop. Structure your next workshop around one of these action learning ideas. For More Information Visit

I am Mohan read mathematics at Stanford and remained there for his MS. From 1998-1999 on researched in Evolution and in Animal Behavior in  Camrbidge, UK. I was was then a professor in the departments of Anthropology and Biology, New Jersy College, USA. Now teaches at the department of Zoology. Carried out research in several areas of evolutionary biology, particularly in sexual selection and the comparative method. – Start improving self esteem today using any one or all of these 10 Amazing Strategies!

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25 thoughts on “Self Improvement

  • January 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I have a really bad self esteem. Im too scared to talk to strangers or
    girls because i always think that they think im super weird. Im always
    quiet in school and i only have a few friends. And when im with my friends
    who have their friends with them that i dont know, i cant say a word. :(

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  • January 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

    This video is GOLD, thank you! 🙂 I just wanted to suggest working out at
    the gym as something that boosts self esteem. Exercise is a natural stress
    reliever and we also end up looking and feeling better.

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  • January 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    You get great at what you want to by working hard and practicing then you
    become great

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  • January 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    heyy nyc list! bt i guess u need to add 1 more thing that is to visualize
    urself going through a situation perfectly fine in which u usually panic
    for example sme people may panic talking to a gal or during job interview
    its always better to close ur eyes nd imagine da whole interview or
    conversation going well it really gives u confidence when u actually face a
    situation lyk dat…workd well fr me :):) 

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  • January 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    This video is very helpful but I just can’t stop thinking negative 

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  • January 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Very good thats buddy add dont Gossip and fogive and forget

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  • January 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I actually dont have any talents or skills im just boring and i always mess
    things up and i can’t stop thinking this way when you said to list out your
    good qualities and stuff i cant do that because i have no good qualities i
    just want to stop thinking so poorly of myself but i can’t

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  • January 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    This helped me a lot, thanks for doing these, my favourite one is number 8
    which is helping others.. Mans think positive.. I’m an Asian and I don’t
    get along with my other classmates in my school bcos they’re bullying me
    and not treating me right. So instead of pushing myself with them, I tried
    and avoid them cos no point hanging out with them! But it’s a very useful
    video for everyone. So thanks :)

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  • January 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Impossible for me to look back on successes as ive never achieved anything
    no matter how hard I try , so how do i feel good about myself then?

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  • January 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    #5 is sooo true! That used to be my biggest downfall….until I realized I
    had to change myself first. Great video! Thank you! :)

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  • January 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’m currently living with another family for 1 year, and they keep
    decreasing my self-esteem because they keep telling that I’m not good at
    this, and that… What should I do about it?

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  • January 27, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I need to find supportive pple most definitely

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  • January 28, 2014 at 12:05 am

    what a video sir its informative and interesting one .

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