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Seven Leadership Lessons from the Historical Legends of Political Leadership
By | 05/16/2011 11:16AM | SOLUTIONS

What are the Key Leadership Qualities and Strategies that Distinguish the Legends of Leadership from Most Politicians in Washington Today?


During the dark years of Apartheid, Robert Kennedy gave a speech in South Africa at the University of Cape Town in which he called on the courage and duty of his listeners. “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself,” but we can all, he said, “move the world.” For those with the faith and wisdom to find Archimedes fulcrum, and the strength and courage to pick up his lever; the great leaders of history have left a number of blueprints and signposts for future generations to follow.

Emerging from a careful study of a number of the great leaders of history; the following are seven strategies or factors which made it possible for these leaders to become representative figures of their times and, thus, better positioned to lead society into the future.

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"Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman
can do against the enormous array of the world's ills—
against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence.
Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action,
have flowed from the work of a single man.”
-Robert F. Kennedy

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Democracy: By Invitation Only
By | 03/14/2010 12:00PM | PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS

What is a republic when its leaders remain inaccessible, residing behind gated communities, stone walls and closed doors?


In America today, access to power is a privilege open to a very small, and very rich, minority of Americans. Meeting with a U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative or some other high-ranking public official or political VIP—even once they are out of office—is strictly limited to political and social elites. And though we might expect this aristocratic mentality […]

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"I hope our wisdom will grow with our power,
and teach us, that the less we use our
power the greater it will be.”
-Thomas Jefferson

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