I want to post a book recommendation. Edwin Locke's book, The Prime Movers: Traits of The Great Wealth Creators, is a great source for individuals who aspire to become successful business leaders. Please take some time and read the book reviews by John Allison (BB&T) and Richard Salsman (InterMarket Forecasting).
Here is an excerpt from Edwin Locke's article, Rational Selfishness and the Great Wealth Creator:
"True egoists take the actions needed to succeed on the job. They look at the facts and use reason, not whim, to make decisions. They think and plan long-range. They learn what is going on and persuade others through two-way communication."