10 Lessons From History About What Makes a Truly Great Leader.

10 Lessons From History About What Makes a Truly Great Leader.

We came across this article by Andrew Roberts at TIME.com. Roberts is the author of Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History. He is also the bestselling author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny, amongst a host of others and is a Life, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. So he knows his history! What attracted our attention is the honest attempt to characterise leadership qualities across some leaders who whilst historically significant were, like all of us, flawed in many ways. This is not our usual post but I think you’ll enjoy it.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions

Want to Be a Better Leader? Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions

From professors to managers to mentors, I’ve had the opportunity to be inspired by some great leaders. When thinking about what they have in common, it’s easy for me to come up with some shared characteristics. They were all supportive, encouraging, charismatic, and motivated. They all had unique skills and valuable experiences under their belts.

But, personality traits aside, I identified one more common thread that ties all of my most memorable leaders together: the questions that they would ask me. Here are three questions to ask your own employees if you want to be seen as a better, stronger leader.