How to Own Your Worth As A Leader

Why Leaders Need to Own Their Worth

In order to be the best leader you can be, you need to know your own worth.

Self-worth is defined as the sense of one’s own value as a person. Knowing and owning your self-worth, along with your leadership value, is an essential part of becoming an effective Leader.

Some leaders need support in acknowledging the value they bring to leadership. Leadership Coaches, Career Coaches, and/or mentors can help a leader define, understand, embrace, and articulate their value.

Knowing your worth will build your confidence; and, from confidence springs the ability to influence, persuade, and motivate.

If you don’t see your value as a leader, those you lead won’t see it either.

Leaders Who Don’t Own Their Worth Have Trouble Inspiring Confidence In Others

Insecure leaders who doubt their abilities, character strengths, and/or their self-worth don’t inspire confidence in their team members, which may result in a lack of:

  • Confidence in themselves
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and/or goals
  • Confidence in the direction of the team
  • Courage to innovate

Leaders Who Embrace Their Value as a Leader are More Assertive

Confident Leaders who own their worth are more likely to remain calm in the face of:

  • Push-back
  • Obstacles
  • Mistakes
  • Failures

These are the times that their subordinates need a leader with a calming, steadfast, and firm presence.  In other words, an Assertive Leader. A leader’s confidence is infectious and their team members will become more confident themselves, and therefore more assertive.

Also, the confidence leaders gain from being able to articulate their value makes them better at delegating, and holding their team members accountable.

In addition, these resolute leaders address conflict head-on, rather than avoiding or ignoring it.

A leader who is resolute and assertive makes their subordinates’ jobs easier and the result is greater productivity.

How to Own Your Worth as a Leader

In this video, Sherri Cannon, PCC, Executive Coach and Donna Schilder, MCC, Executive Coach & President, Donna Schilder Coaching, discuss the importance of owning your worth as a Leader and how you can gain a sense of self worth through Coaching.

Own Your Worth As A Leader

How to Own Your Worth as a Leader – Video Transcript

Sherri Cannon, PCC, Executive Coach:

What you just made me think of is, too, that in our workplace today, with all those things that you and I have talked about previously, like complexity and geographic remoteness and all of that, but also the number of generations in the workplace. So we can talk about women. We can talk about ethnic differences. We can talk about language differences. Just a younger leader, right, of any … Yeah, gender doesn’t matter. That sense of, like you said, putting something down, really taking up space.

Diversity Makes Owning Your Worth More Imperative

Donna Schilder, MCC, Executive Coach:

Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yeah, even my Pilates instructor works on that with me, to make sure I take up space. But yes, and all different cultures that … We have so many more cultures living here and becoming leaders. And it’s men and women, and it’s every culture coming in and just really owning who you are as a leader, and that you matter, and you have good things to say, and that you make a difference.


I appreciate that, too. I think there’s just that … It’s not complete without that person. Right?

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