Having unshakable personal integrity, building meaningful relationships, and making meaningful contributions are imperatives we learn from family, friends, and colleagues.
Having self-awareness, humility, and patience are among the life-changing lessons of learning to be a parent and a team member (as well as a team leader since leadership is sometimes far easier than fellowship for many of us).
The other important qualities that define successful life, ultimately, or meaningful relationships and meaningful work. It will not be money or things or monuments by which we measure our lives at the end.
It will be whether we have created and maintained good, strong, meaningful relationships – from family and friends to colleagues and employees. It will be whether we have contributed in some life-improving way, some meaningful way, to our organizations and communities, in the world. The most important reason to participate in anything is to contribute…