1. The Leader Within
The fundamental of any leadership is to Lead Oneself first. This book is authored by four well recognized leadership experts, including the legendary Ken Blanchard. This book draws on seven years of world-class research centred around how successful American executives exert influence. This book is a self-development resource; its purpose is to help you learn more about yourself so that you can change, grow and become a better leader.
This book is organized into seven chapters.
Chapter 1 discusses the leadership challenge of self-change
Chapter 2 defines the parameters of personality and leadership
Chapter 3 through 5 present in-depth discussions and models for understanding the three key aspects of personality : disposition, values and persona.
Chapter 6 discusses leader behaviours in a one-to-one contact
Chapter 7 makes the important connection among disposition, values and leadership behaviours.
The authors have written this book with a purpose to increase self awareness that would result in better leadership and fewer negative personalities in organizations. Enjoy this book if you are on a personal discovery of your leadership voyage and becoming aware of your leadership impact.