Journaling can be one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective parts of your personal leadership development. Easiest because you already know how to write. Least expensive because all you need are some simple materials.

Most effective because your journal can be the centerpiece of your leadership development. Plus, a good journaling habit makes all the other parts of leadership development work better.So, what do you need? You need enough discipline to establish an effective journaling habit. You should spend some time with your journal every day.

You should learn how to gather insights through the day that you can think through in your journal. And you should develop the habit of reviewing your journal and turning your insights into action.