Self Leadership And The One Minute Manager

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Report on Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, written by authors Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler, and Laurence Hawkins is a well written self-help book that enabled me to see many different aspects of leadership. Initially, I was inspired by the book’s title as it mirrored my personal interest of becoming a successful leader. As I began reading, I discovered that a good leader begins by becoming a self-leader. Take responsibility for your leadership and don’t let excuses get in your way. Understand your personal power and always challenge assumed constraints. These valuable techniques changed the way I view my job, my management team, and myself. Before reading this book I thought becoming a leader was something I could never achieve. I felt I lacked the required knowledge and power needed to lead others successfully. I believed I had no power. Dealing with these issues and learning how to change my way of thinking was my goal and I could not have chosen a better book to help achieve this.
As mentioned in the book, “Empowerment is something someone gives you. Self-leadership is what you do to make it work” (Blanchard 15). This quote really wedged in my mind as I began to examine its meaning. The book teaches that in order to be a good leader you must first understand your own self-leadership. By doing so, you recognize your own skills and abilities. I never viewed my ability to become a leader as my own responsibility but if
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