Book Of Success

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Rhonda McLean, Elaine Meryl Brown and Marsha Haygood carefully constructed the brilliant leadership handbook, The Little Black Book of Success, for anyone seeking leadership advice on their journey throughout the management world. All three authors crafted this book with the intent of bettering the lives of similar individuals.These women did not let working in different departments of the same company stop them from having the same mutual goal to help others thrive. This book is directed towards coloured women, however, there is advice and life lessons in the novel that can apply to anyone, anywhere, and anytime. Many educational lessons surfaced from the reading of this novel, and some were not even newly learned, but lessons that one may …show more content…
I do not evaluate a good lesson based on how deep or how brilliant it is, but I do base the value of a lesson on if it is easy to remember and whether it will stick with you or not. Almost every single person will be in the position of attending a meeting at some point in their life, and this book outlines how to present yourself as a confident and knowledgeable person when put in that position. One of the first rules that was discussed was that no matter how important manners are to you as an individual, sometimes they are not always the best to use when it comes to a meeting. No one in a meeting setting will stop their flow of ideas to hear yours, so you must jump into the conversation when there is a pause to speak clearly and passionately about what you believe. Also, do not miss the opportunity to let others know what you have accomplished in previous years to show your importance to the discussion. However, it is also not acceptable to take these ideas to the extreme end of the spectrum and make everything solely about you. Just stay within the realm of discussion. The second lesson I was introduced to was, “be a player in your own game”. This one little line has such a broad spectrum when it come to implementing it into everyday life. This line can be used to remind you to be a savvy player and work out problems. Even though sometimes problems will not work out, the losses still …show more content…
Despite the fact that these lessons were already known, it was extremely beneficial to be reminded of them. Positivity is a very overlooked characteristic that was discussed a lot throughout the book and it even had its own chapter. Positivity, so simple to understand, yet so hard for people to acknowledge that it is very important when it comes to leadership. As black and white as it is, people want a positive leader, no questions asked. Being positive starts with you, how you react to situations can determine your outlook on life. By telling yourself, “I can accomplish something, even if I may not be good at it” is a start that will set you up for success. Also, looking at the best parts of people and all their good qualities will help you identify good situations instead of the bad. When you finally learn to be a positive person, regardless of others, it will always come back to benefit you. In studies, it is shown that how you react and deal with people will directly impact how people treat you. When it comes down to it, positive people accomplish more in all aspects of their life because who really wants to associate and deal with a negative person? Also, being able to accept yourself as the most valuable person can increase your strides towards success. If you cannot consider yourself to be important, how will anyone else be able

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