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Self-Leadership
The Definitive Guide to Personal Excellence

Second Edition
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March 2019 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written by the scholars who first developed the theory of self-leadership, Self-Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Personal Excellence offers powerful yet practical advice for leading oneself to personal excellence. Grounded in the most recently published, cutting-edge self-leadership research, this milestone book is based on a simple yet revolutionary principle: first learn to lead yourself, then you will be able to effectively lead others. This inclusive approach to self-motivation and self-influence equips readers with the strategies and tips they need to strengthen their own personal effectiveness. The updated Second Edition resonates with today’s students by featuring contemporary examples, new cases, new feature boxes, and the latest research.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. An Introduction to Self-Leadership: The Journey Begins
Leadership

 
Sources of Leadership

 
We All Lead Ourselves

 
Self-Leadership

 
 
2. The Context of Self-Leadership: Mapping the Route
Conceptual Foundations of Self-Leadership

 
External Factors

 
Personal Factors

 
We Do Choose

 
 
3. Behavior-Focused Strategies: Overcoming Rough Roads, Detours, and Roadblocks
World-Altering Behavior-Focused Strategies

 
Self-Imposed Behavior-Focused Strategies

 
 
4. Natural Reward-Focused Strategies: Scenic Views, Sunshine, and the Joys of Traveling
Natural Rewards

 
What Makes Activities Naturally Rewarding?

 
Tapping the Power of Natural Rewards

 
Combining External and Natural Rewards

 
 
5. Constructive Thought-Focused Strategies: Developing a Travel Mind-Set
Our Psychological Worlds

 
Is There Power in Positive Thinking?

 
Evaluating Beliefs and Assumptions

 
Mental Practice

 
Thought Patterns

 
Opportunity or Obstacle Thinking

 
The Power of Failure

 
 
6. Team Self-Leadership: Sharing the Journey
Self-Leadership and Teams

 
Behavioral Aspects of Team Self-Leadership

 
Mental Aspects of Team Self-Leadership

 
Team Self-Leadership Still Means Individual Self-Leadership

 
Balancing the “Me” with the “We”

 
Groupthink versus Teamthink

 
 
7. Self-Leadership, Health, and Well-Being: Maintaining Physical and Emotional Fitness on the Journey
Self-Leadership and Fitness

 
What Executives Say about the Importance of Fitness

 
The Impact of Fitness on Job Performance

 
Executive Fitness Behaviors at a Glance

 
Exercise and Diet: The Keys to Fitness

 
Self-Leadership, Fitness, and Personal Effectiveness

 
Choosing How You Feel: Emotional Self-Leadership

 
Emotional Intelligence and Self-Leadership

 
Coping with Stress: Self-Leadership and Stress Management

 
Optimism and Self-Leadership

 
Happiness, Flow, and Self-Leadership

 
 
8. Individual Differences, Diversity, and Practical Applications: Multiple Paths to Uniqueness
Personality and Self-Leadership

 
Diversity and Self-Leadership

 
Applications in Athletics

 
Applications in Work/Organizational Situations

 
 
9. Reaching the Destination: But the Journey Continues . . .
A Self-Leadership Framework

 
A Tale of Self-Leadership

 
The Tale in Perspective

 
Personal Effectiveness

 
Some Additional Thoughts

 
 
Notes
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Resources

study.sagepub.com/selfleadership2e

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter.
  • The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Case notes include summary, analysis, and answers to case questions, providing an essential reference and teaching tool.
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Self-Leadership Research features have been updated or replaced to offer the most up-to-date, cutting-edge research, exposing students to timely developments in the field.
  • Real-World Self-Leadership Cases and new Profiles in Self-Leadership are updated to feature new, contemporary personalities that will resonate with today’s diverse students, with more cases featuring women and/or people of color.
  • Self-Leadership in the Movies features have been updated to reflect contemporary people and movies that showcase a greater degree of diversity, offering students relatable, exciting examples to keep them engaged.
  • All in-text examples and supporting citations have been updated.


KEY FEATURES:

  • Examines the behavioral, emotional, cognitive, physiological, and team aspects of self-leadership, providing readers with a holistic understanding of self-motivation and self-leadership.
  • Balances theory and practice to equip readers with the skills necessary to navigate challenging circumstances, uncertainty, and ambiguity.
  • Promotes engagement and encourages reflection and creativity through self-assessment and experiential exercises to help readers think and behave as leaders.
  • Features real-world cases and profiles of leaders that illustrate self-leadership concepts and show readers how to apply them in their own lives.

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