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I’m the Boss of Me: A Guide to Owning Your Career by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

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10. Self-Leadership 2.0: Success in the Face of Obstacles

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

Self-leadership 2.0 is what you need to build and draw on when times are tough. The difficulty may be external or internal, but the way through it is always through your internal framework and self-leadership skills.

Someone whom I have come to admire through my research and who really represents the definition of self-leadership is Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous astronomer. Although he was born the same year I was, the parallels end there. He grew up a black man in an upper-middle-class home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and was raised by two highly educated parents. His mother is a gerontologist, and his father ...

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