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Dissertation Abstract

Self-Leadership and Effective Leadership Behaviors, as Observed by Subordinates

Ron Brown
Regent University

Self-leadership is the process of influencing oneself to establish the self-direction and self-motivation needed to perform.  The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the use of alternative self-leadership strategies and the leadership behaviors exhibited by Executive Directors within the national youth ministry of Youth for Christ.  The specific research objective was to study the question: Do leaders who more frequently practice the three different types of self-leadership strategies rate higher on certain dimensions of the Leadership Practices Inventory, as reported by subordinates? The findings indicate that, though the strategies of self-leadership may help one be an effective leader as perceived by their subordinates, these competencies are not critical for a leader to be viewed as effective in the eyes of their subordinates.