I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Cameron Taylor the author of, “8 Attributes of Great Achievers”. Cameron has studied the lives of hundreds of great achievers, and he found that each have possessed or currently possess certain attributes that are foundational to their great achievement.
In this podcast with Cameron we discuss the eight attributes of these great men such as Franklin, Churchill, Gandhi and many others.
Cameron has identified the attributes to be:
This book has been written to help you develop the character attributes that lead to great achievement. The author notes that in Jim Collins book,”Good to Great”, that they discovered that the good-to-great companies placed greater weight on character attributes than on specific educational background, practical skills, specialized knowledge or work experience.
This being the case, it is more important to work on your character development and less on your skills. There is a saying that echos the importance of character, and it is,
” Hire for attitude and train for skills”. You can always train someone, but you can not always find someone with the character and attitude you would like to have for the position.
The great thing about this book is that it is a quick read, and it is a real reminder of what is important in life. He also has written several other books, and I recommend that you visit his website to learn more about Cameron and his other publications. You can click here to be directed to his website. Enjoy our interview!