Personal and Career Development: A Workbook on Self-Leadership
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This workbook will help readers identify their strengths, interests, and priorities to take ownership of their life and career decisions.

The authors provide a framework to reflect on several questions that are becoming increasingly important among the 21st-century leaders—how to create an authentic leadership style, define one’s values, and align vision–values career. Readers are given an extensive number of tools for defining their purpose, creating a plan, and are being encouraged to take it into action.

The core of the workbook is the development of a personal plan, namely Leader’s Journal, very similar to a business plan for a venture. Through various exercises, the readers will be able to identify career opportunities aligned with other personal objectives while addressing conflicting goals that appear often in demanding careers.

The main target audience of this workbook is coaches, mentors–trainers who help others achieve their aspirations. To the authors’ best understanding, business education publishers offer a limited selection of classroom resources for personal and career development courses. Generally, articles and self-help books are fully focused on a topic; however, this workbook would link and cover all the main themes related to personal and career development comprehensively looking at readers’ life and work from a helicopter view. Further, the book is also very valuable for first-time and mid-level managers, recent graduates, and newly established entrepreneurs looking for tools to create a roadmap for their life and career planning.

The workbook is written by Claudio A. Rivera, Ph.D. (Deputy Director, RTU Riga Business School), Elza Priede, MBA (Community Manager, RTU Riga Business School), and edited by Vilma Barr (Collection Editor, Business Expert Press).

It is now available in print, eBook, and Kindle formats as of June 14th, 2021. If you want to tailor this book to your specific course, auxiliary materials will be provided.

For more information, contact Elza Priede at or +371 2634 9393.

Available at:
In the U.S. Business Expert Press
Available for purchase and desk/examination copy

In Europe

Hard copy, eBook, or Kindle format