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Learning Leadership Lessons from History: Recognizing Repeating Patterns and Recurring Themes
By | 08/08/2011 3:40PM | LEADERSHIP LESSONS, SOLUTIONS

Five Ways Leaders Benefit from Understanding the Rhythms of History


In an effort to overcome the challenges of predicting the weather, meteorologists have identified a number of weather patterns, meteorological principles and processes, and various other recurring phases and cycles which, taken together, make weather forecasting an indispensible part of protecting life and property. Similarly, though studies in the social sciences repeatedly reveal the predictability of human behavior; like the weather, human history rarely repeats itself exactly. Yet, as with weather forecasts, there are repeating patterns and recurring themes which allow the steadfast student of history to make wiser and more informed choices. As Mark Twain observed…

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"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past;
for human events ever resemble those of preceding times.
This arises from the fact that they are produced by men
who ever have been, and ever shall be,
animated by the same passions,
and thus they necessarily have
the same results.
—Niccolò Machiavelli

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Learning the Leadership Lessons of the Past: In History Lies the Secrets
By | 07/26/2011 11:58AM | LEADERSHIP LESSONS, SOLUTIONS

Looking Backward to See Forward


Former presidential speechwriter James C. Humes, tells of the time he met Winston Churchill. The meeting had a lasting impact on the young American exchange student at Stowe, who later said […]

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"Study history, study history.
In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
—Sir Winston S. Churchill

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Their Finest Leader: Three Key Takeaways from the Unthinkable Undoing of the British Bulldog
By | 04/11/2011 12:00PM | SOLUTIONS

Why was Winston Churchill wiped out of office and what lessons can leaders learn from his fall?


This was the moment for which Churchill was born. As with many great leaders (and more than a few powerful dictators), Churchill believed from very early on that he was destined for a great calling—in his own words: “There has to be […]

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“Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their
minds cannot change anything.”
-George Bernard Shaw

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Charting the Course: Six Secrets from Wartime Leaders for Successfully Navigating the Currents of Change
By | 04/04/2011 12:00PM | SOLUTIONS

What Tips Can Leaders Take Away from the Heroes of War to Deal More Effectively with a Change in Context?


After Dwight Eisenhower was elected President, Harry Truman invited him to the White House to see the executive offices and meet some of the cabinet and staff. The following morning, photographers printed a chance picture in the paper that showed the President-elect with a confused look on his face as he listened to President Truman.1 Afterward, Truman said to an aide that he thought Eisenhower would have a hard time […]

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“The secret of mastering change in today's world is to reach back
to old and proven principles, and to adapt them with imagination
and intelligence to the new realities of a new age.”
-U.S. President Richard M. Nixon
State of the Union Address, January 20, 1972

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Changing of the Guard: Three Leadership Lessons from Britain’s Policies of Appeasement
By | 03/21/2011 12:00PM | BACKGROUND

How Did Prime Minister Chamberlain Fall from Power and What are the Key Takeaways for Leaders Today?


Often portrayed in retrospect as a prophetic “voice in the wilderness;” Winston Churchill spoke out early and often against the rising threat of Hitler’s Nazi regime.1 While Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and most other British politicians favored an appeasement policy which had support with the British people; Churchill’s warnings were predominantly dismissed as the alarmist ravings of a restless rabble rouser.

In The Gathering Storm (1948), Churchill later reflected: “I felt a sensation of despair. To be so entirely […]

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“Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past
or present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy

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