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8 Keys to Self Leadership: From Awareness to Action Paperback – October 14, 2005
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"One of the most insightful books I've read in years." --BRIAN ROBERTSON, CEO, Ternary Software
This work directs the focus of the reader to the source of leadership you. --ROGER PEARMAN, President, Qualifying.org, author of Hardwired Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Personality to Become a New Millennium Leader and Im Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You: The Real Meaning of the 16 Personality Types
One of the most insightful books Ive read in years. --BRIAN ROBERTSON, CEO, Ternary Software
“This work directs the focus of the reader to the source of leadership—you.” --—ROGER PEARMAN, President, Qualifying.org, author of Hardwired Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Personality to Become a New Millennium Leader and I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You: The Real Meaning of the 16 Personality Types
“One of the most insightful books I’ve read in years.” --—BRIAN ROBERTSON, CEO, Ternary Software
About the Author
Dario Nardi, PhD, teaches computer modeling-and-simulation and general honors courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is a founding faculty member of the Human Complex Systems program. Dario has also been a research faculty member with the Temperament Research Institute since 1994 and has been intimately involved in product development and research. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on personality, including Multiple Intelligences and Personality Type, Character and Personality Type, Understanding Yourself and Others®: An Introduction to the Personality Type Code, The 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery, and Neuroscience of Personality. Dario received his doctorate in systems science from the State University of New York and his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. His educational background also includes East Asian languages and cultures and creative writing. Dario is the creator of Socialbot--a virtual, robotic agent capable of socially intelligent behavior, from remembering a person's name in a conversation to conveying its evaluation of one person to another person.
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A really dense book--packed with information. Very useful information, too. I think some reader familiarity with MBTI up front would be beneficial. The writing is pretty academic; the word "context" is used frequently where "experience" would do just as well. The exercises look really effective, but I keep telling myself I could never do them--that's just not me. :-)
This gives more personal insight into how one's personality functions are interconnected with useful charts. A group of friends were hanging out together and we used the personality in this book to help show how to view personality typing in a more holistic manner. My friend got so inspired he ended up borrowing the book for reading material since he had previously not known about personality type.
Really worth it to get to last 1/3 of the book. Also included is a section with step by step mental exercises which help make the reader more self aware and also able to empathize with the thinking styles of others who may have different personalities. It takes some diligence since it's a longer read, but for those dedicated to self improvement, it's a great resource.
This book is practical, and it works!! Having already known my type, i jumped straight to my preferred functions and it was eye-opening to be able to relate to the exercises, as i could recall many times when i used them myself in my every day life. This gave me the confidence that if i practiced the exercises in other functions, it would indeed develop the function and lead to personal growth. The golden nugget for me was the 'three' modes described which say that it would be difficult to develop the function unless one was in that particular mode. Having tried to develop the functions on my own before, i would try in an 'O' mode while trying to do Se and it just wouldnt work. The only thing this book takes is a willingness to grow, and taking the time to do the exercises... in the right mode!
My wish would be more on 'cooperative relationships' specifically between lead & support process, if there was a book on this i would definitely buy it.
Why this book isnt more popular, i dont know... perhaps the title puts it into a sort of cheesy type book category? For a while i have been looking for books specifically to develop the functions, but only came across this recently after peering into it from a preview.
I thoroughly recommend this book for everyone wanting personal growth, or at the least, coming to a greater understanding of themselves and how they, and those around them, go about daily life.