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Thinking about your goals

Dr. Igein stated that one’s learning, training, and personal experiences shape one’s thoughts. Jung’s theory of shadow suggests that every time you choose a path another path that cannot be simultaneously pursued is discarded. Think about what you want from life’s process and begin to think about how best to achieve those goals.

Ask yourself:

  • What unique gifts/talents/energies can I contribute to this group?
  • How do you define a life well lived?
  •  What price am I willing to pay for leadership? Bennis states that most true leaders become leaders not for power but for expression. One longs to hear the voice of truth.
  • What will be my legacy?
  1.  C chances to grow
  2. H hopeful beginnings
  3. A adventures to take
  4. N new paths to follow
  5. G great opportunities
  6. E exciting new places


Bennis, W. (1989). On becoming a leader. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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