Sunday, June 15, 2014
‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill
This reader found immediate benefit in its descriptions of good and bad leadership.
A good leader, according to author Napoleon Hill, possesses unwavering courage based upon knowledge of his- or herself and of his or her occupation, self-control, a keen sense of justice, definiteness of decision, definiteness of plans, the habit of doing more than paid for, a pleasing personality, sympathy and understanding, mastery of detail, willingness to accept full responsibility and cooperation.
The major faults of leaders who fail are an inability to organize details, unwillingness to render humble service, expectation of pay for what they “know” instead of what they do or induce others to do, fear of competition from followers, lack of imagination, selfishness, intemperance, disloyalty, emphasis on the “authority” of leadership and emphasis on title.
What sort of leader do you wish to become and who is the best mentor to set you on your way? Is there someone you can look to and learn from by example who embodies the traits of good leadership?
Cross-posted to the Facebook page of Jackson County Library Services
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal