Think and Grow Rich: Leadership Attributes

In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill, explains what he considers to be the major qualities all strong leaders must possess.  I outline these eleven characteristics below with my interpretation of what each means.  Before we get to that, I want to highlight a specific quote from the book which explains what I consider to be the most foundational quality of all leadership.  Hill writes, “Most great leaders began in the capacity of followers.  They became great leaders because they were intelligent followers.  With few exceptions, the man who cannot follow a leader intelligently, cannot become an efficient leader.  The man who can follow a leader most efficiently is usually the man who develops into leadership most rapidly.” Continue reading

5 Difficult People & How to Handle Them

Ages ago I read a book called Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, and it imparted on me the idea of a toxic energy dump.  For me a toxic energy dump is a place where, or moment when, the interactions with others leave you feeling like you took a nosedive from a high energy level to a low energy level.  In life, I find there are certain people who dump their bad mojo on me, quickly leaving me in a worse state of mind.  This needs to be addressed because the loss of energy hampers motivation and can lead to a pattern of poor thinking that robs you of happiness and contentment. Continue reading