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The 4 Pillars of Self-Leadership: Time to Focus on You

Leadership And Self-Growth

Self-growth is about striving to improve yourself and develop a sense of accountability and responsibility for the right things.

Self-growth requires passion and a sense of curiosity, always asking questions, and learning about your industry and yourself. Another essential part of self-growth is learning how to embrace failure and seeing it as a learning opportunity.

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