I am reading Warren Bennis' book On Becoming a Leader. Bennis is extremely astute and insightful on people, why they do what they do and what it really takes to be a good leader. It has me thinking and excited. One of Bennis' ideas is that in order to be a leader one has to be oneself, really oneself. Not the construction of identity that happens when one allows oneself to be effected by one's environment (family, friends, culture, society, etc.). He says that people who are able to reinvent themselves are those that are able to lead. The ones who are able to look at their history, reflect on it and then forget it and move on are the ones who can lead and lead well.

It's a good book, I am excited to read the rest.