International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Self-Leadership: Why It Matters
Dr. Michelle Browning

Leadership is the process of influence and is most often referenced in relationship to serving, motivating, and empowering others. There are many theories of leadership, most clustered within four core theory groups including trait theories, behavioral theories, contingency theories, and power and influence theories. Generally, leading others is the key focus within each of the common theories of leadership. Minimal attention, however, has been paid to leading self. Self-leadership includes self-awareness, setting goals for self, honoring self, actively rejecting pessimism, and being the change you want to see in the world. The focus of the current research is on self-leadership including an exploration of the process of self-leadership and why self-leadership matters.

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