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Mastering Self-Leadership : Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780132213448

ISBN10:
0132213443
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This brief, inexpensive paperback on self-management is a guide for self-help that uses solid research and proven principles. Powerful advice and tools emphasize the following idea: first learn to lead yourself, and then you will be in a solid position to effectively lead others.Mastering Self Leadershipexplores methods for achieving personal goals using self-assessment, self-reward, self-talk, mental imagery, teamthink, and other cutting-edge concepts.An excellent resource for sales managers, department heads, team leaders, and others in leadership positions.

Author Biography

Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., is a nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author Charles C. Manz, Ph.D., is the Nirenberg Chaired Professor of Business Leadership in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Authors xv
The Journey
1(6)
Leadership
2(1)
Sources of Leadership
2(2)
We All Lead Ourselves
4(1)
Self-Leadership
5(2)
Mapping the Route
7(7)
External Factors
8(1)
Personal Factors
8(2)
We Do Choose
10(4)
Rough Roads, Detours, and Roadblocks
14(27)
World-Altering Strategies
18(2)
Self-Imposed Strategies
20(21)
The Case of the Sales Rep Who Neglected to Bring in New Clients
38(3)
Scenic Views, Sunshine, and the Joys of Traveling
41(28)
The Natural Rewards
45(1)
What Makes Activities Naturally Rewarding?
45(3)
Tapping the Power of Natural Rewards
48(11)
Combining External and Natural Rewards
59(2)
The Case of the External Rewards That Were Just Not Enough
59(2)
Choosing How You Feel: Emotion Regulation
61(8)
Travel Thinking
69(13)
Our Psychological Worlds
70(3)
Is There Power in Positive Thinking?
73(9)
Travel Thinking Continued . . .
82(14)
Imagined Experience
82(7)
Opportunity or Obstacle Thinking: An Example
89(7)
The Case of the Problem Employee That Was All in Her Mind
94(2)
Team Self-Leadership
96(14)
Self-Leadership and Teams
97(1)
Behavioral Aspects of Team Self-Leadership
97(2)
Mental Aspects of Team Self-Leadership
99(1)
Team Self-Leadership Still Means Individual Self-Leadership
100(2)
Balancing the ``Me'' with the ``We''
102(8)
Reviewing Travel Tales of Previous Journeys
110(18)
Self-Leadership Applied to Personal Problems
111(1)
Applications in Athletics
112(1)
Applications in Work/Organizational Situations
113(1)
Uniquely Autonomous Jobs
114(1)
Organizational Management Positions
115(8)
Nonmanagement Jobs
123(5)
The Destination
128(9)
Self-Leadership
128(7)
A Tale of Self-Leadership
130(5)
The Tale in Perspective
135(2)
Fitness and Self-Leadership
137(15)
What Executives Say About the Importance of Fitness
138(1)
The Impact of Fitness on Job Performance
139(2)
Exercise and Diet: The Keys to Fitness
141(1)
Self-Leadership, Fitness, and Personal Effectiveness
142(10)
Finding the Path to Uniqueness
152(16)
Optimism and Self-Leadership
152(2)
Happiness, Flow, and Self-Leadership
154(4)
Personality and Self-Leadership
158(3)
Emotional Intelligence and Self-Leadership
161(1)
Diversity and Self-Leadership
162(6)
The Journey Completed
168(14)
Personal Effectiveness
169(2)
Some Additional Thoughts
171(11)
The Tale Continued
176(6)
Epilogue 182(2)
Index 184


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