The Self-Reflective Leader

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The following is a short book preview about the self-reflective leader contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership
Henry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2011)

“Self-reflection can serve as a wake-up call to live your life more fully in the present. Rather than spending your time obsessing about what will happen down the road or continuously planning for the next move, you will become more connected to the actions, decisions, and interactions of today.

That, in itself, will make you a better leader. You will make decisions more consciously with an understanding of the likely outcomes and consequences. If your team is facing challenges, you will be able to prepare them for what lies ahead. At the end of the day, you will assess what you did, how you did, what the result was, and what you wanted it to be. Then you will go back the next day and do the right thing with awareness and intention.” (p. 25-26)

From Values to Action is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

Jim Canterucci

I don't know everything. But I want to. The focus of our firm, Transition Management Advisors, is to develop leadership capabilities to create a championship culture, generate innovation, and successfully lead the resulting changes.

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