Don’t go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
C. P. Neck and C. C. Manz, authors of Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence,1 put self-leadership in perspective.
Self-leadership is derived from two areas of psychology, the first being social cognitive theory which recognizes that we influence and are influenced by the world we live in. The theory looks at our capacity to manage or control ourselves—particularly when faced with difficult yet important tasks. The second area of the psychology of self-leadership is intrinsic motivation theory. This theory focuses on the natural rewards that you can manifest by ...