On Success: Lessons from the Very Affluent

Whatever you do, do with integrity.  Wherever you go, go as a leader.  Have the courage to lead.  Whenever you serve, serve with caring.  Whenever you dream, dream with your all.  And innovate, and never give up. ~ Curt Carlson I expected them to fail on some things; if they didn't fail, they weren't doing … Continue reading On Success: Lessons from the Very Affluent

Fortune Cookie Wisdom: Success vs. Happiness

My good friend John Wright, the innovative CEO of Optini, recently shared with me the following wisdom he received from a fortune cookie: "Success is when you get what you want.  Happiness is when you want what you get." Seems to confirm the axiom, "All I need to know I learned from a fortune cookie", … Continue reading Fortune Cookie Wisdom: Success vs. Happiness

The Ten Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

My previous post discussed Napoleon Hill's list of successful leadership attributes.  Considering it is just as essential to know what not to do as it is to know what to do, the following is Mr. Hill's list of the ten major causes of failure in leadership: Inability to organize details Unwillingness to render humble service … Continue reading The Ten Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

The Major Attributes of Leadership

According to Napoleon Hill, the author of the classic Think and Grow Rich, the following are the major attributes of leadership: Unwavering courage based upon knowledge of self and of one's occupation Self control A keen sense of justice Definiteness of decision Definiteness of plans The habit of doing more than paid for A pleasing … Continue reading The Major Attributes of Leadership