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Personal leadership : a practical approach for achieving individual and organizational freedom
James, Richard W. (Richard William), 1945-
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Menlo Park, CA : Crisp Publications, [2001]

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xiii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Personal Leadership asks us to thrive on change, and to discard the notion of looking for a leader to come forth, instead embracing the idea that leadership must come from each of us, acting individually and together.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xii
Chapter 1 Getting Resultsp. 1
What the World Needs Nowp. 2
Global Vision and Core Beliefp. 3
Freedom Through Personal Responsibilityp. 5
The New Millenniump. 7
Three Stages of Growth--Present and Futurep. 9
Important Foundation Beliefsp. 10
Personal Leadership: A Practical Approach for Achieving Individual and Organizational Freedomp. 10
Basic Beliefsp. 12
The Callp. 13
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 14
Chapter 2 Increasing Your Freedom for Getting More Resultsp. 17
How Life Worksp. 17
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 24
Chapter 3 A Simple Plan for Managing Change and Accomplishing Morep. 25
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 31
Chapter 4 Five Key Concepts for Enhancing Personal Leadershipp. 32
Knowledge Plus Experiencep. 32
Power Pausingp. 37
Spend Time with Truthp. 38
Stewardship and Accountabilityp. 39
Sharing Experiencesp. 41
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 43
Chapter 5 The Power of Being Principle-Centered, Attitude-Driven, and Practice-Committedp. 44
The Link Between Principles, Attitudes, and Practicesp. 44
Mind, Body, and the Divinep. 44
The Capacity of the Human Mindp. 48
Feelings and Emotions in Personal Leadershipp. 52
Keys to Learning Through the Mind and Bodyp. 54
The Divinep. 57
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 68
Chapter 6 Individual and Organizational Freedomp. 69
Principle: Choicep. 69
Attitude: Self-Responsibilityp. 71
Attitude: Couragep. 73
Practice: Practicing, Practicing, Every Dayp. 74
Practice: Results Drivenp. 75
Practice: Living from Passionp. 76
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 79
Chapter 7 The Power of Onep. 80
Who are We?p. 80
Freedom Through "Resetting the Zero"p. 81
Principle: Belief in Who We Arep. 87
Attitude: All Things are Possiblep. 89
Practice: Being Awarep. 90
Practice: Leading from Withinp. 91
Practice: Acting as Ifp. 95
Shared Leadershipp. 95
Teams Working Effectively Togetherp. 97
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 99
Chapter 8 Freedom to Thrive on Changep. 100
Maintaining versus Creatingp. 101
Management versus Leadershipp. 102
Change Without Resistancep. 103
Principle: Continuous Renewal/Changep. 105
Attitude: The "Blessing" of Oppositionp. 106
Practice: Running on Freedom Questionsp. 107
Practice: The Infinite Freedom and Power of Questionsp. 107
Practice: Personal Leadership Guidelinesp. 112
Practice: Listening with the Heartp. 116
What it Takes to Make a Major Changep. 117
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 119
Chapter 9 The Key to Freedomp. 120
Principle: Integrityp. 120
Attitude: Obediencep. 121
Practice: Making and Keeping Commitmentsp. 122
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 125
Chapter 10 "Staying on a Roll"--Keeping the Momentum Goingp. 126
Principle: Balancep. 126
Attitude: Positive Focusp. 130
Attitude: Playp. 132
Practice: The Four C's for Sustainable Growthp. 133
Practice: The Power of Symbolsp. 135
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 139
Chapter 11 Freedom for Experiencing All and More of Desired Resultsp. 140
Principle: Law of the Harvestp. 140
Attitude: Gratitudep. 142
Practice: Service to People and Organizationsp. 143
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 145
Chapter 12 Freedom in Realizing Your Full Potentialp. 146
Love versus Fearp. 147
The Fruits of Deep and Sincere Caringp. 149
Personal Leadership in Relationshipsp. 149
Freedom Cycle for Achieving Resultsp. 153
What is Really Possible to Achieve as Individuals and Organizations?p. 155
Today, By Choice, I Amp. 157
Afterwordp. 158
Appendix A Concepts and Definitionsp. 160
Appendix B Freedom Through Personal Leadershipp. 162
Appendix C Things That Affect the Flow for Desired Resultsp. 163
Appendix D Change Master Planp. 164
Appendix E How We are Evolving in the New Millenniump. 166
Appendix F Twelve Habits for Leading from Within (Intuition)p. 167
Appendix G Differences in Directing Your Life from the Mind (Logic) versus the Divinep. 170
Appendix H Personal Leadership Questionsp. 171
Appendix I Completing the Past Yearp. 178
Appendix J Twelve Areas of Balancep. 180
Appendix K Preparing Your Personal Life Planp. 181
Appendix L Vision for Organizationsp. 183
Appendix M Sixty Signs You are Increasing Your Power to Love and Honorp. 185
Appendix N Freedom Questionsp. 188
Appendix O Signs of Being a Victimp. 191
Appendix P High Priority Reading Listp. 192