Monday, November 19, 2012

Self Leadership

 If you cannot lead yourself, who can you lead?

I read Self Leadership - How to Become a More Successful, Efficient, and Effective Leader from the Inside Out by Andrew Bryant and Ana Kazan.   

The title says it all - seems like what most leaders would want.  I particularly like the More Efficient but the More Effective is the most important.  This is the difference between leadership and management - leadership is about effectiveness, management is about efficiency.  See my post on leadership vs management.

"Self leadership emerges from self awareness which leads to greater self responsibility and behavioral flexibility, which in turn which in turn increases our ability to reach our goals."

I smiled at the title of one chapter - "Driver or passenger".  The gist of it is - we decide.

The book is a comprehensive compilation of much of what is known in the self development field.  I liked the suggestions on how to improve self discipline.

There is a great chapter on goal setting which of course I believe in.  For many people, that chapter alone would pay for the book.


Life is back more to normal in Long Island.  Still lots of storm evidence like the piles of stuff (like this piano) set out for garbage.

And of course the daily Josh is growing up photo.


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