The top three leadership lessons from the battle of Gettysburg by Jeffrey D. McCausland @ The Guardian on 2 July 2013
A leadership article timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The three lessons provided by the author are:
The importance of time and timing
Effective leaders must “park” their personal ego and focus on what is best for the organization
An effective leader must articulate and communicate a strategic vision to his / her organization
I actually see four key lessons in this article. The 2nd point is another reminder of the principle of servant leadership, whereas the 3rd point is beating an often-used drum about the importance of both communication and having a strategic vision.