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Author Malunga, Chiku
Title Power and Influence : Self-Development Lessons from African Proverbs and Folktales
Imprint Lanham, MD : UPA, 2012
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Note Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- CHAPTER 1: THE EMERGING AGE OF WISDOM -- Power and influence in the age of wisdom -- African proverbs and folktales as a source of wisdom -- The need for post-colonial knowledge and wisdom -- African proverbs and their role in self-development -- The case for self-development -- Self-development from an African perspective -- The role of grandparents -- The challenge -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 2: PURPOSE -- Keys to self-development -- Types of purpose -- Detecting one's purpose -- Purpose and work -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 3: CONCENTRATION -- Keys to self-development -- Definite chief aim (Life work) -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 4: TURNING VISION TO WORK -- Keys to self-development -- An example of a personal life plan for an individual with a creative purpose -- Strategies -- Self-development as a gift -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 5: BUILDING MENTAL POWER -- Keys to self-development -- Building mental power -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 6: GROWING ONE'S MONEY TREE -- Keys to self-development -- Growing one's money tree -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 7: TIME MANAGEMENT -- Keys for self-development -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 8: 'SELF' IN SELF-DEVELOPMENT -- Keys to self-development -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 9: INFLUENCE -- Keys to self-development -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 10: SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP -- A meeting with a self-development guru -- Introduction -- Defining Leadership -- Motivations for leadership -- Leadership challenges in organizations -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs -- CHAPTER 11: CONCLUSION -- Keys to self-development -- Integrity as the foundation and essence of self-development -- Conclusion -- Reflection proverbs
APPENDIX 1: POWER AND INFLUENCE PROVERBS -- Introduction -- Purpose -- Concentration -- Turning Vision to Work -- Building Mental Power -- Growing One's Money Tree -- Time Management -- 'Self' in Self-development -- Influence -- Self-development and Leadership -- Conclusion -- APPENDIX 2: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL -- APPENDIX 3: SELF-DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- About the Author
This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Malunga, Chiku Power and Influence : Self-Development Lessons from African Proverbs and Folktales Lanham, MD : UPA,c2012 9780761858720
Subject Self-help techniques.;Proverbs, African
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