What leadership lessons may we learn from the great English playwright and poet?

In her article, published in a monthly series focusing on business and leadership lessons from prominent figures in history, Laurie Kulikowski describes the inspirational process that changed the way people looked at literature.

Here are some of the key points:

  1. be not afraid of greatness: “some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Twelfth Night)
  2. maximise exposure: take an active role in your local community and pitch your business story to local media;
  3. learn from failure: no one wants to befriend failure, but if we do, we certainly don’t forget its visit anytime soon!
  4. get to know your employees, as King Henry V, disguised as a commoner, wandering among his troops to understand their readiness and their morale.

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