1Life Story

We are the mosaic of all our experiences.

—Kevin Sharer, chairman and CEO, Amgen

The process of becoming a True North leader begins by unpacking the fundamental question: Who are you?

When you first meet someone and they say, “So tell me a little bit about yourself,” how do you respond? If you are like most of us, you share selected highlights of your life story. In many ways then, we are the stories we tell others about ourselves.

In this chapter we ask you to reflect on your life to gain a better understanding of who you are. You will be exploring how various aspects of your story fit together to define you as a unique individual. This is the starting point for gaining greater self-awareness and for understanding what your ...

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