In the Jan/Feb ’11 issue of The Watercooler, our topic was trends for the new year. I compared the leadership we all need now to the leadership of George Washington during the American Revolution. I’ve always admired George, and I’m continually impressed by the forward-thinking leadership tenets he demonstrated to first his troops and then to his new country.
In my view, this is what George and his team practiced that we still need today:
Of course, what’s happening today is a different kind of revolution. But there are still some similarities – the fear, uncertainty, doubt – that connect us to difficult times in the past.
What do you think? What other leaders or strategic plans from the past that have value now – maybe even more value than they did originally? Everybody needs a hero. Who else can we hold up as role models in the tough times of today?