Power and Influence demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales enriches self-development and positive influence. The inspiring results provide deeper understanding of self-development and self-leadership, forming a solid foundation for leadership effectiveness at all levels. This book is among the first to consciously acknowledge and demonstrate the rationale of applying indigenous wisdom to enhance the understanding of disciplines, theories, and practice. African proverbs and folktales express an accumulated wisdom of human relations; add dimensions to practice in ways that are soulful, respectful, practical, and socially embedded. By using African indigenous wisdom, the book contributes towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
Foreword Preface Chapter 1: The Emerging Age of Wisdom Chapter 2: Purpose Chapter 3: Concentration Chapter 4: Turning Vision to Work Chapter 5: Building Mental Power Chapter 6: Growing One's Money Tree Chapter 7: Time Management Chapter 8: 'Self' in Self-development Chapter 9: Influence Chapter 10: Self-Development and Leadership Chapter 11: Conclusion Appendix 1: Power and Influence Proverbs Appendix 2: Personal Development Self Assessment Tool Appendix 3: Self-development Interventions Bibliography Index About the Author