HISTORY'S LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP
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Leadership is as complex as life, yet its principles are simple and certain. It is the most desired set of skills. Find the perfect leader and the world will follow.
Leadership Is: Success, by Creating Change
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill
George Washington - Great leaders create themselves, they are not born to greatness
The Three Factors of Leadership
Rome found there were three factors to success.
Factor 1: DISCIPLINE - Thomas A. Edison
"Get the right things done." Peter Drucker
Discipline is Executing a Plan - Boudica, Queen of Iceni
Factor 2: SKILLS Theodore Roosevelt
Skill 1. Leaders Develop Power Napoleon Bonaparte
Without power, no one will follow.
Six kinds of power
Skill 2. Leaders Find and Deal with Reality Isaac Newton
Actions taken on false information are doomed to fail.
Balderdash (speculation in the guise of fact, partial truth) is endemic
We shape our own reality " we believe our biased perceptions
Steps to finding reality
Overcoming the 'yes-man' syndrome
Skill 3. Leaders Create Teamwork Abraham Lincoln
The lone wolf does not survive in a world of packs
Task leaders (get the job done)
People leaders (feel good about the task and team)
Put people where they can shine
o The seven IQs
o EQ temperament, attitude, people skills
Common goals and common values
Team Trust, team culture
Skill 4. Leaders Create Relationships � Julius Caesar
Relationships create power, give access to people and resources, and create teamwork
Reciprocity - the emotional bank
Networking, meet and pay attention to a wide range of people
Grooming we set expectations of what we want in a relationship
Appreciation the most powerful principle
Skill 5. Leaders Understand and Use Human Nature Mohandas Gandhi
Don't fight mother nature, use her
Skill 6. Leaders Make Good Decisions Hannibal Barca
Destiny is a series of decisions.
Skill 7. Leaders Have Character Thomas Moore
Warren Buffet: "I want all my employees to be honest, hard working and smart. And if they're not honest, I hope they're lazy and dumb."
Skill 8. Leaders Communicate - Demosthenes
Skill 9. Leaders Create a Vision T. E. Lawrence
Others see what is, a leader sees what can be. Of the original great companies on the Dow Jones, only one, General Electric, survives. Why? They became powerful, arrogant, complacent, and lost their forward vision to change. Instead, they began to defend yesterday�s products and profits.
Skill 10. Leaders are Creative � Albert Einstein
There's a better way to do it. Find it. Edison
Skill 11. Leaders are Wise Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill: "True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information."
Skill 12. Leaders Control Machiavellian Behavior Niccolo Machiavelli
"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton
The Twelve Skills are Interrelated
Factor 3: Passion Susan Anthony
Passion creates excellence and money cannot buy passion, you must create it
Chapter 20. The Maestro - Example
"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."; Edmund Burke