Jim Rohn was affectionately called, America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, and was one of the most upbeat and positive people I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. His uncanny ability for getting right to the point of what matters most, made him highly sought after by leaders in all kinds of organizations. However, his influence probably affected more people in the network marketing industry than any other. Jim believed in the learning of business skills, and right there at the top of the list was leadership.
What is leadership? Leadership is, as defined by Wikipedia, ” the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” Judging by that definition, and one’s understanding of the importance of teamwork in network marketing, it’s not hard to see why Jim Rohn resonated so well with networkers, especially in the are of leadership skills. It was some time ago when I came across a post by Twila Jacobs that I was impressed with, on the Seven Qualities of Leadership by Jim Rohn. In this particular rendering, for the first 6, he used “be” and “but not” in combination to make his point.
Whether in print, audio or video, Jim Rohn had the knack for saying the right things that made you think. Sometimes clever, sometimes humorous, always brutally honest when it came to imparting wisdom on leadership, and how to add value to yourself, as well as those around you. Of course, Jim himself, was also involved in, and a great advocate of, the network marketing industry. In these times of economic unrest, I miss hearing his fresh, positive perspective on pursuing the American dream and the success it offers.
If you desire to be a leader in your organization, whether in network marketing or traditional business, you can’t go wrong if you study the philosophy of Jim Rohn.
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THE SEVEN QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP
1. Be strong, but not rude.
2. Be kind, but not weak.
3. Be bold, but not a bully
4. Be humble, but not timid.
5. Be proud, but not arrogant.
6. Be fun, but not foolish.
And then he wrapped it up with
7. Deal in reality and truth.
Short and to the point, these are truly pearls of wisdom from a great gentleman. Click the link below for more wit and wisdom from Jim.
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Leadership is a learn-able business skill, and one that Jim Rohn personified. If you’ve been influenced by any of his books, audios, or videos, feel free to comment below. Check the SUCCESS RESOURCE link at the top of the page for materials by Jim.