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People Styles at Work...And Beyond, 2nd Edition by Dorothy Grover BOLTON, Robert BOLTON

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CHAPTER 3

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What’s Your Style?

“Who am I and what, if anything, can I do about it?”—ALDOUS HUXLEY

AFTER REVIEWING the history of philosophy, Aldous Huxley concluded that this is the most important question one can ask. The more accurate a person’s self-perception, the more likely she will make the most of her strengths and avoid being brought low by her limitations. Moreover, a high degree of self-awareness contributes to establishing and maintaining good relationships with others. And, it’s a requirement for effective leadership. As the sixteenth-century philosopher Machiavelli noted in his treatise on leadership, “To lead or attempt to lead without ...

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