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Leadership Lessons Politicians Can Learn from Ben Franklin
By | 09/28/2011 12:00PM | SOLUTIONS

The Wisdom and Example of Benjamin Franklin Offers Several Timeless Leadership Lessons for Political Leaders Today


The old story told is that whenever visitors went over to see Benjamin Franklin at his estate they would need to open a large gate so that their horse and carriage could pass through on the way up to his house. Pushing this hefty contraption open always proved to be a bit of an affair requiring no small effort. Often exasperated, this prompted more than a few of his guests to offer a fix. “I can send someone over to mend that dreadful gate of yours, if you like?” With a wry smile and to the surprise of his guests, Franklin would […]

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“That men do not learn very much from the lessons
of history is the most important of all the
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The Political Leader as Master of History: Three Key Strategies for Learning the Leadership Lessons of the Past
By | 07/18/2011 11:21AM | LEADERSHIP LESSONS

Alexander the Great: Learning Leadership Lessons from the Heroes of History


Classical historians record that Alexander the Great was enthralled with Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. Alexander was particularly captivated by the central […]

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"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name
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—Benjamin Disraeli

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