Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence / Edition 4

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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 Leadership explores 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132213448
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/7/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles C. Manz is a speaker, consultant, and best-selling business author who has written more than 100 articles and 14 books. He won the Stybel-Peabody National Book Award, and his work has been featured in many national business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Success. He received the prestigious Marvin Bower Fellowship at the Harvard Business School and is currently the Nirenberg Professor of Business Leadership in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. His clients have included 3M, Ford, Xerox, General Motors, American Express, and many others.

Christopher P. Neck is a nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author. He has been quoted extensively in numerous international outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. His books include Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar (1997), For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (1997), and The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001). He is currently an associate professor of management at Virginia Tech.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Chapter 1 The Journey 1
Leadership 2
Sources of Leadership 2
We All Lead Ourselves 4
Self-Leadership 5
Chapter 2 Mapping the Route 7
External Factors 8
Personal Factors 8
We Do Choose 10
Chapter 3 Rough Roads, Detours, and Roadblocks 14
World-Altering Strategies 18
Self-Imposed Strategies 20
The Case of the Sales Rep Who Neglected to Bring in New Clients 38
Chapter 4 Scenic Views, Sunshine, and the Joys of Traveling 41
The Natural Rewards 45
What Makes Activities Naturally Rewarding? 45
Tapping the Power of Natural Rewards 48
Combining External and Natural Rewards 59
The Case of the External Rewards That Were Just Not Enough 59
Choosing How You Feel: Emotion Regulation 61
Chapter 5 Travel Thinking 69
Our Psychological Worlds 70
Is There Power in Positive Thinking? 73
Chapter 6 Travel Thinking Continued... 82
Imagined Experience 82
Opportunity or Obstacle Thinking: An Example 89
The Case of the Problem Employee That Was All in Her Mind 94
Chapter 7 Team Self-Leadership 96
Self-Leadership and Teams 97
Behavioral Aspects of Team Self-Leadership 97
Mental Aspects of Team Self-Leadership 99
Team Self-Leadership Still Means Individual Self-Leadership 100
Balancing the "Me" with the "We" 102
Chapter 8 Reviewing Travel Tales of Previous Journeys 110
Self-Leadership Applied to Personal Problems 111
Applications in Athletics 112
Applications in Work/Organizational Situations 113
Uniquely Autonomous Jobs 114
Organizational Management Positions 115
Nonmanagement Jobs 123
Chapter 9 The Destination 128
Self-Leadership 128
A Tale of Self-Leadership 130
The Tale in Perspective 135
Chapter 10 Fitness and Self-Leadership 137
What Executives Say About the Importance of Fitness 138
The Impact of Fitness on Job Performance 139
Exercise and Diet: The Keys to Fitness 141
Self-Leadership, Fitness, and Personal Effectiveness 142
Chapter 11 Finding the Path to Uniqueness 152
Optimism and Self-Leadership 152
Happiness, Flow, and Self-Leadership 154
Personality and Self-Leadership 158
Emotional Intelligence and Self-Leadership 161
Diversity and Self-Leadership 162
Chapter 12 The Journey Completed 168
Personal Effectiveness 169
Some Additional Thoughts 171
The Tale Continued 176
Epilogue 182
Index 184
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