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:

  1. The importance of time and timing

  2. Effective leaders must “park” their personal ego and focus on what is best for the organization

  3. 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.

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