8 Keys to Self-Leadership: From Awareness to Action
By Dario Nardi
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Publish Date: Oct 14, 2005
Publisher: Unite Business Press
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Life can demand a lot if we want to be happy and successful. Wouldn’t it be nice to know the keys to more insightful perception and wiser decisionmaking? 8 Keys to Self-Leadership: from Awareness to Action honors your natural talents and helps you stretch yourself into new areas while keeping that sense of learning and wonder you had as a child. In this book, Dr. Nardi will guide you through the doors and show you how to unlock the eight key cognitive processes—eight ways to find greater satisfaction in all that you do.
"A new generation of type instructors has been making it clear that there are not just four, but eight, function-attitudes that define our whole type. Now our task is not to follow just one or two of these as if it were our only path to wholeness, but to explore them all. Turn any of Nardi’s keys to self-leadership and you will enter a rich new room of experience as you start to enjoy and develop the competence associated with that key. There is a whole house of understanding here for those who are willing to linger as the guest of this excellent teacher."
-- John Beebe, Jungian analyst, author of Integrity in Depth.
"Dario's 8 Keys to Self-Leadership provides an engaging account of the eight functions of psychological type. Nardi challenges the reader to consider specific tactics and contextual cues for development. Whatever your view of psychological type, 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
"Succeeding in today's complex business environment requires leaders with a diverse set of cognitive tools. 8 Keys to Self-Leadership expands our mental toolbox while offering powerful new tools for personal and professional growth. One of the most insightful books I've read in years."
- Brian Robertson, CEO, Ternary Software
"Eight Processes plus basic and advanced use, and synergy and tandem dynamics = 32 categories total. What an exploration Dr. Nardi offers his readers. Spending time on such a journey to experience just a small segment of our human potential is well worth the effort. He blends Jung with Neuro-linguistics and Myers and Briggs and comes up with a very exciting set of possibilities."
-- Norma and Philip Barretta
"A dynamic race up and down the ladder of abstraction, with useful activities. It increased my understanding of myself and others."
-- Carolyn V. Barnes
Table of Contents
About the Author...v
1. Being Yourself...1
2. Unfolding Your Potential...13
3. Immersing in the Present Context...23
4. Stabilizing with a Predictable Standard...39
5. Exploring the Emerging Patterns...55
6. Transforming with a Metaperspective...71
7. Measuring and Constructing for Progress...87
8. Gaining Leverage Using a Framework...103
9. Building Trust through Giving Relationships...119
10. Staying True to Who You Really Are...135
11. From Awareness to Action...151
12. Continuing Your Journey...171
Appendix: Evidence for Cognitive Processes...185