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5 Leadership Lessons From the Greatest Leaders in the History
When was the last time you got some solid leadership advice? If it's been a while then get ready as you're about to receive golden leadership nuggets of some great insight. Often, the best leadership advice comes from history.

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Treat Others With Respect

George Washington was a man of exceptional integrity who carried himself with dignity and self-confidence and was excessively loved among the masses.

Whoever you’re talking to, treat them ...

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Always do The Right Thing

Great leaders do the right thing even when no one’s watching. In the times of pseudo-leadership, it’s not hard to spot an authentic leader - someone who is fair, smart, and empathetic, like Ma...

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You Need Other People To Succeed

Richard Branson knew that great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by teams.

Branson aims to find the best candidate for a job, give them enough autonomy, then ...

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Use Your Time Wisely

Steve Jobs would always consider time as the most valuable commodity and so should you. One of the greatest leaders of the tech world was known to be shrewd with his time.

Learn to manage ...

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Have a Vision. Believe It.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon was always a stubborn believer in his vision. It was his vision that gave birth to innovations like Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited along with rewarding.

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Making Things Happen

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Boldness Of Vision

Leaders need to have a relatable and understandable long-term view of where an organization is headed.

When faced with the issue of slavery before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s vision was that the United States should be “a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. "

Changing The Mood

Changing the mood of an organization can be enough to stave off collapse and foster progress.
Nelson Mandela changed the mood of a divided South Africa coming out of the brink of civil war and facing a future with a high likelihood of inter-racial conflict. Once elected, he ran the new multiracial government with a light but decisive touch and set the tone – relaxed, inclusive, cheerful – that would create a new mood in the country.

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Management

Management is about overseeing a group to achieve an objective. A manager must define the goals of a project, break it up into tasks, assign responsibilities, measure individual & group ...

Leadership

Leadership is knowing how to get the most out of a team, identifying the right set of goals to complete and setting direction. In business this is also known as “vision” as it’s more about knowing what is important then how to achieve it.

Good leadership assembles a competent team who share the vision regarding the goal, makes informed adjustments to it and mediates conflicts. All this while observing the ever-changing motivating forces of each team member, motivating, delegating and, when appropriate, interfering.

Leadership Versus Management

There is no sense of providing a clear vision [leadership] if your team can’t agree and complete the tasks to achieve your goals [management] and vice versa.

It is fundamental for great leaders and managers to understand the difference between the functions and not try to perform both but to attract and trust their complement.