Lessons on Leadership and Failure
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Leadership is a critical skill, but difficult to master. Many biographies of "history's greatest leaders" focus on the successful men, or horror stories framed in terms of What Not to Do, but there are a lot of great and terrible leaders whose stories don't make it into the regular discourse. This deep dive will look at 9 men and women from history whose examples teach valuable lessons about leadership — and sometimes, failure.
Eleanor Konik is a history teacher, speculative fiction author, and community leader in the personal knowledge management community. Her free weekly newsletter blends those interests into a single offering: a brief overview of the week's research into obscure history and weird science.
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The pop culture conception of Spartan generals tends more toward "bravery" than "brilliance," but Brasidas actually learned from his mistakes. He also focused more on achieving his goals than showing off. It wasn't enough to keep him alive, but there's a lot to learn from his example.