J.K. Rowling is known for creating Harry Potter and his magical world. She is among the top selling authors of all time which has made her one of the world’s richest women. But was her life always this way? The short answer is… no. She was actually unemployed when she wrote the first Harry Potter novel. How did she get from there to here? Let’s look a little deeper and try to figure how she did it and what role, if any, self leadership played in the process.
J.K. Rowling’s recent comments about trans women have created quite a controversy. The Harry Potter books and movies remain powerful and impactful for fans. Please read the actor Daniel Radcliffe’s response to J.K. Rowling’s comments here:
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Self Leadership.
Real World Self-Leadership Case J.K. Rowling (Neck, et. al., p 10)
2 Magic Leadership Lessons from J.K. Rowling (Links to an external site.) (Forbes.com). (Links to an external site.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffloftus/2012/08/01/2-magic-leadership-lessons-from-j-k-rowling/#60bf70102769
After completing the readings, answer the following questions:
1. Rowling accomplished her goal of writing a novel and getting it published. Name two types of external influences and/or obstacles Rowling had to overcome in order to get published and describe how did she overcome them.
2. Are there any of her behaviors you could utilize in your own life? Identify two. How might you use them?
3. In your own words, define what it means to be a self-leader.
Limit your response to 500 words, double spaced, use Times New Roman, font size 12, and submit your assignment below. Link your reactions to the text citing the referenced page or use other references to support your points. Of course, papers should be organized, thorough, with proper sentence structure and grammar.