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Self Leadership

Leadership is first and foremost a way of being, not a position or job title. Great leaders start by leading themselves well. They know their purpose, they set a vision of where they are going, and they act according to their values.

Leading yourself well means taking accountability for your work and life. Accountability is a willingness to own the results of your choices, actions, inactions, behaviors, thoughts, communication and attitude. An accountable person doesn't waste time with blaming others or making excuses. An accountable person looks at their situation and asks, "What can I do? How can I do it?" 

Resources

Self Performance - You're being evaluated on it, so why not develop yourself in these areas: adaptability/initiative, communication/teamwork and self-management.

Self Leadership Track - Growing our leadership is also a dynamic process. It begins at the center of our being and develops in multiple directions. This is a suggested training and development track to increase your personal leadership.

Self Development​ - Career development is a process by which you equip yourself to make informed decisions about your work life. 

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