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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 8

Self-Leadership Strategies Defined

The first and best victory is to conquer self.

—PLATO

Among the main factors that prompted the authors to write this book, two were probably the most important: (1) our belief that self-leadership can be learned, and (2) our enthusiasm and responsibility toward spreading the word—and the advantages—of self-leadership to as many people as possible.

Both of us were in perfect agreement to the point that we didn’t want to create another prescriptive leadership recipe that says, “Leaders must do X, Y, and Z.” We share the understanding that there isn’t only one way of being a self-leader or leader; so we didn’t want to write a book that would say things such as, “Self-leaders always know what to do,” “Self-leaders ...

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