Friday, October 24, 2014

SAL Book: Final Prefacing Material

Dear Readers:

In preparation for Monday’s launch of the official online serial publication of Self-Action Leadership, I present the final pre-launch prefacing material. After reviewing this information, I invite you to encourage a family member or friend to sign up to receive the Freedom Focused blog in preparation for Monday’s launch.

-Dr. JJ

Self-Action Leadership: The Key to Personal & Professional Freedom

A Comprehensive Personal Leadership Training Resource for Governments, Businesses, Schools, Homes, & Individuals


Jordan R. Jensen, Ed.D

Table of Contents

BOOK THE FIRST: An Introduction to Self-Action Leadership

Chapter 1: What Sets This Book Apart from Other Self-Help Reads?

Chapter 2: The Freedom to Change

Chapter 3: The Price of Change

Chapter 4: Your Responsibility to Change

Chapter 5: The Age of Authenticism

Chapter 6: The Cause of Freedom

Chapter 7: Freedom Focused

Chapter 8: Ask Not

Chapter 9: The Essential Role of Education

Chapter 10: The Last Best Hope of Earth

Chapter 11: Things That Enslave

Chapter 12: Emancipation through Self-Action Leadership

Chapter 13: The Challenge & Quest to Become

Chapter 14: A Moral Imperative

Chapter 15: The Power of Personal Experience

Chapter 16: SAL Variables

BOOK THE SECOND: The Self-Action Leadership Theory

Chapter 1: A Theory of Existential Space Travel

Chapter 2: You and I are a Lot Alike

Chapter 3: My Story

Chapter 4: Your World

Chapter 5: Freedom & Consequences

Chapter 6: Taking Complete Responsibility

Chapter 7: Nat’s Story

Chapter 8: Paying The Price Over a Lifetime

Chapter 9: Leadership by Example

Chapter 10: Natural Laws of Acquisition

Chapter 11: Jason’s Story

Chapter 12: Creating Your World from the Inside Out

Chapter 13: Felicia’s Story

Chapter 14: Existential Growth is Difficult

Chapter 15: OCD is Hell

Chapter 16: The Rocky Road of Romance

Chapter 17: Existential Gravity

Chapter 18: Pete’s Story

Chapter 19: Your Existential Rocket Ship

Chapter 20: Inner Growth Creates Outer Transformation

Chapter 21: Famous Stories of Self-Leadership

Chapter 22: Right & Wrong are Real

Chapter 23: The Way Things Really Are

Chapter 24: The Power of Beliefs & Experiences

Chapter 25: Truth’s Greatest Mysteries

Chapter 26: Making a Commitment to Reality

Chapter 27: Finding Purpose & Meaning in Your Life

Chapter 28: Declaring War on the Enemy Within

BOOK THE THIRD: The Self-Action Leadership Model

Chapter 1: The Seeds of Self-Help

Chapter 2: A Construction Metaphor

Chapter 3: SAL Model Part I

Chapter 4: Drafting Existential Blueprints

Chapter 5: SAL Model Part II

Chapter 6: SAL Model Part III

Chapter 7: SAL Model Part IV

Chapter 8: Tips for Implementing the SAL Model into Your Life

BOOK THE FOURTH: A Pedagogy of Personal Leadership

Chapter 1: The Great Education Gap of Our Time

Chapter 2: Personal Leadership in the Classroom: Real Life Example 1

Chapter 3: Personal Leadership in the Classroom: Real Life Example 2

Chapter 4: Personal Leadership in the Classroom: Real Life Example 3

Chapter 5: Personal Leadership in the Classroom: Real Life Example 4

Chapter 6: Personal Leadership in the Classroom: Real Life Example 5

Chapter 7: Pedagogies of Personal Leadership: A General Template

BOOK THE LAST: You Are Sovereign

Chapter 1: Now What?

Chapter 2: Opening Yourself up to Grace

Chapter 3: Dream Big

Chapter 4: You are Sovereign

Chapter 5: The Art of Being Alive

Chapter 6: A Key to Everything

Afterword by Dr. David G. Anthony

Appendix A: The SAL Theory & Model in Brief

Appendix B: Books for Further Reading

Appendix C: SAL Mantras, Quotes, & Poems

Appendix D: SAL Task Tracker Template

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About the Author

Authors Note

This book is an abridged revision of the author’s doctoral dissertation, and other papers he wrote as a graduate student. To review Dr. Jensen’s full dissertation—including additional narrative detail and scholarly literature reviews of self-leadership, autoethnography, action research, and obsessive-compulsive disorder—visit our website at and click on Books & Free Downloads.

Throughout the book, the terms SAL and SAL-Philosophy are used to refer to Self-Action Leadership (SAL) and its accompanying philosophical underpinnings (SAL-Philosophy). SAL-Philosophy is essentially shorthand notation for all premises and paradigms contained in the SAL Theory & Model.


Shorthand term for Self-Action Leadership.


The philosophical premises undergirding the Self-Action Leadership Theory & Model. 

How This Book is Organized

This book is divided into FIVE parts. BOOK the FIRST sets the stage by providing a Freedom Focused introduction to Self-Action Leadership. BOOK the SECOND contains the SAL theory. BOOK the THIRD contains the SAL model. BOOK the FOURTH is dedicated to academic, business, cultural, and familial educators. It introduces a Pedagogy of Personal Leadership for use in classrooms (literal and figurative) everywhere. BOOK the FIFTH offers concluding remarks on SAL Philosophy and further fleshes out the concept of self-sovereignty.

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