5 Must-Live-By Rules From History’s Masterminds
I know most of people find history really boring. I am not one of those. History fascinates me! There is a lot to learn from the world history. So much has happened in the past that if read and understood properly, it can help develop one’s personality. Yes! Trust me. And therefore, I decided to share 5 must-live-by rules from History’s masterminds. I am sure it will help you in shaping up your personality.
Here you go!
1. Machiavelli: Make big changes stick.
‘Make big changes stick’ is the statement that sits at the heart of Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince. It is one the most infamous books about leadership ever written. It has been defended as a steadfastly practical examination of what and what doesn’t work for those leaders who want to make big changes.
2. Shakespeare: Stay in the learning zone
Shakespeare is known for his inspiring speeches and is also a very self-reflective leader. In any crisis, he usually moves while listening and correcting his course as he goes. He transforms hatred and violence into lessons that result in a better future. He tries to pass on the same spirit of his team members.
3. Jane Austen: Help people achieve their greatness
Jane Austen’s Emma has a heroine who loves to develop a talent, but she takes the wrong approach. Emma’s coaching efforts are well meant, but there’s a problem. Instead of increasing people’s strength, she tries to mend their weaknesses. This produces terrible results. Austen suggests, leaders should spend lesser time in molding their team in their image and a lot more time in helping them become better versions of who they are.
4. Plato: Be fair; be flexible
Plato explores the complex idea of what is due to individuals, parts of us and even groups. The main question is, “what is justice?’. Someone says justice is being truthful, and following the rules. But Socrates rejects this definition. Justice can’t mean following the letter of law because we always think of special situations. Rules and Policies are good, but we don’t show proper flexibility.
5. Mary Shelley: Face your monsters.
Imagine making a courageous move like investing in a new software or betting on a new product. Soon you realize that things didn’t turn out well. That the new idea is destined to flop. Then what do you do? Do you run away or do you step forward and see how you can mend the situation.
Leaders show courage when they face their rivals, but they show an even greater courage when they face their monster. So, Face your monsters.
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