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5 Leadership Lessons From the Greatest Leaders in the History

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 time and use time management tools to stay on top things and ahead of your schedule. Remember people respect people who value their time.

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5 Leadership Lessons From the Greatest Leaders in the History

5 Leadership Lessons From the Greatest Leaders in the 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 equally with respect and warmth. Little gestures like these go a long way in defining your character and impact the effectiveness of your role as a leader.

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 Martin Luther King Jr

A true leader never shies away from voicing his opinions, breaking stereotypes, and doing the right thing - not just once but every single time.

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 step back to give them a space to flourish. It not only benefits the business as a whole but also helps them to become a leader in their own right.

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 time and use time management tools to stay on top things and ahead of your schedule. Remember people respect people who value their time.

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.

Leadership is all about developing a vision and following it to create a better future.

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Servant leadership

Is a leadership philosophy that is built on the belief that the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control. 

Servant leadership vs. other leadership styles

The authoritarian leadership style:

  • The authoritarian style of leadership requires leaders to have total decision-making power and absolute control over their subordinates. Servant leadership upends the top-down power structure.

Similar leadership styles:

  • Ethical leadership urges leaders to show respect for the values and dignity of their subordinates. Servant leadership's emphasis on taking responsibility for the needs and desires of others.
  • Participative leadership style requires leaders to involve subordinates in setting goals, building teams and solving problems but keep the final decision-making in their own hands. Servant leadership includes some of these elements.

Attributes of a servant leader

  • Listening. A servant leader seeks to identify the will of a group and helps to clarify that will.
  • Empathy. A servant leader assumes the good intentions of co-workers and does not reject them as people.
  • Healing. Understand part of their leadership responsibility is to help make whole employees whose sense of self is precarious.
  • Awareness.
  • Persuasion. Servant leaders rely on persuasion not positional authority or coercion, to convince others.
  • Conceptualization. Balancing between thinking big and managing everyday reality.
  • Foresight. The ability to understand the past and see the present clearly to predict how the future will unfold.
  • Stewardship. CEOs, staffs and trustees all have a responsibility to hold the institution "in trust" for the greater good of society.
  • Commitment to the growth of people. Feel a responsibility to nurture the growth of employees.
  • Building community. Find ways to build community in their institutions.

“The Kings Speech”

The Duke of Windsor (later King George VI) struggled to overcome a speech impediment in order to fulfill his responsibilities as a great leader. He worked extraordinarily hard to overcom...

What leaders can learn from The Duke of Windsor

Some of the issues the Duke of Windsor had to resolve to assume the throne:

  • He had to commit to diligently prepare himself for his royal role.
  • He had to own the idea of actually being a successful King.
  • He had to trust in a mentor to help him advance to this position of power.
  • He had to practice relentlessly between sessions with his coach as he followed an intentional action plan.
  • He had to develop confidence in himself.
  • He had to overcome early childhood identity issues and resolve prior life failures and humiliations.
  • He had to take the initial bold step by delivering his first wartime speech to the world despite his speech challenges.