How well does one know themselves? How will one lead? How are these questions related? In the topic of Personal Mastery the two questions are the yin and yang of leadership. Theory being a leader, who wants to be a good person, will inevitably be the good leader he wanted to be. The recipe for Personal Mastery is, creating a personal vision of what one wants, maintaining a clear view of the challenges before oneself and the road ahead of one, allowing creative tension to bring both of these together. The end result is a beautiful recipe for both life and leadership. In the assigned reading for this class the writer is of the opinion that Personal Mastery is never mastered. Just as human …show more content…
In the writer's personal experience putting others before oneself has not always been proven to be a good decision. People have seen that attribute as a weakness, instead of a virtue. Knowing what the writer know now she can reflect on the situation and see how she was manipulated into not doing what was best for the organization. She took her eye off of her personal vision.
Personal Mastery is so complex the writer wonders if it can ever