Women and Self-Leadership: Necessary and Successful


Self-leadership is defined as the ability to lead ourselves, a “process of influence for directing behavior toward accomplishing goals.” This case offers three considerations. First, it illustrates how women in leadership can experience self-leadership as a necessary and successful coping strategy to deal with the stressors associated with being a leader in general, and being a female leader in particular. Second, it considers the tremendous stress that college students and young adults face while managing the competing aspects of their lives, preparing for their careers, and transitioning to adulthood. Third, it applies the key components of self-leadership, which have been underutilized and underinvestigated.

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