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Chapter 1
(1) Instead of an individual’s status or title, it is his/ her Leadership Point of View (LPV) that determines a leader; furthermore, it will be too late for people to start building their LPV after they sit in leadership positions;
(2) Different from points of view (POV) of a follower, a bureaucrat, an administer or a contrarian, the LPV requests an individual to be capable to see what needs to be done, to understand all the underlying forces at play in a situation, and to have the courage to initiate action to make things better;
(3) To develop the leadership, the first thing that needs to be done is in yourself (“managing energy in yourself” or “self-leadership”). By constant studies, practices and active learning, people
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For example, when I am working as a junior, it is not unnecessary for me to develop the LPV, which will not only make my current work meet with a higher standard, but also be a critical prep work for my future as a real leader; also, even though I am merely in charge of a tiny part in a huge teamwork project, it is helpful to grasp main points and core objectives of the whole project in a broader horizon. To achieve this, on one side, I need to fill the gap of my current knowledge, by longstanding studies, practices and learning from others. On the other, with relatively sufficient knowledge, the courage to bring good stories out and convince others gets more important. With listening to and respecting others’ opinions, I should be more confident about my own judgment, which is from a comprehensive knowledge and independent analysis. To balance the relationship and even conflicts between others’ ideas and mine is influential in making decisions and a good leader.
Chapter 2 looks into leadership from a broader perspective.
1) Apart from self-leadership, leadership is also about working on the quality of relationships with the followers.
2) Leadership involves a vision or strategic thinking about what kinds of “change” made by the leaders themselves, their followers and the entire organization (the Diamond Model of Leadership) can achieve a brighter future. It is noticeable that these elements are not

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