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Self-Leadership: How to Become a More Successful, Efficient, and Effective Leader from the Inside Out by Ana Lucia Kazan, Andrew Bryant

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CHAPTER 1

Why Self-Leadership?

Imagine a large chessboard. Now consider you are a piece on this chessboard. Are you a pawn, moving slowly forward with little choice and at the mercy of other, more powerful pieces? Or are you a knight, able to take risks and attack but with little concern for your own safety? Perhaps you are a bishop, able to move rapidly but constrained to a diagonal path from which you may not deviate. Or you may think of yourself as a rook (i.e., a castle), solid and safe but not very adventurous. A king? He’s very important but requires other pieces to serve and defend him. Which leaves the queen, highly flexible, adaptable, and able to move in any direction.

Do you know who you should be?

You should be sick and tired of being ...

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