Developing self-leadership and responsibility

Tan Lei Shek, Hildie Leung

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To lead others, successful leaders must first be able to lead themselves. Hence, selfleadership is an important element of leadership development for university students. In this chapter, the definitions of self-leadership and responsibility are introduced. Their impacts on effective leadership are also addressed. In addition, the concept of egocentrism as a barrier to effective leadership and adolescent development is highlighted. To facilitate the development of self-leadership and responsibility in adolescents, a lecture on self-leadership, responsibility, and egocentrism is designed in the curriculum of a university subject entitled “Tomorrow’s leaders.” The objectives, intended learning outcomes, lecture outline and materials are presented in this chapter. Issues surrounding this lecture are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Leadership and Intrapersonal Development in University Students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119701
ISBN (Print)9781536119503
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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