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I Know Myself and Neither Do You: Why Charisma, Confidence, and Pedigree Won't Take You Where You Want To Go by Ray Williams is an insightful and thought-provoking book for readers who want to take their leadership skills to the next level. Leadership is in a crisis today and this book is a good tool to look into the minds and hearts of leaders as a perspective and strategy that could bring noticeable changes in the culture of an organization. It can help address issues ranging from the negative use of technology to increasing polarization and tribalism of the population and inequalities in income. The author speaks about self-awareness and outlines specific activities leaders can engage in to improve their self-awareness. It is a book about seeing, recruiting, promoting, and believing in leaders who are successful and who have given importance to self-mastery.
I Know Myself and Neither Do You is a good guide and manual for leaders, leadership trainers, consultants, and coaches looking for ways to produce leaders who are successful and fulfilled in their work. The strategies and techniques are simple to comprehend and are explained in a structured and methodical way, showing readers the real cause of failures. Ray Williams looks at self-awareness, the negative and positive side of it, and how it can be developed, and self-reflection in detail. The power of self-awareness, self-reflection, mindfulness, and solitude have been tackled well and the personal stories and experiences make the book interesting and engaging and give clarity to the concepts. It is an excellent book to have on the reference bookshelf. Readers will definitely find this book useful to bring balance into their lives and be more in touch with their inner selves.