A good friend of mine is currently working on his masters in leadership and recently asked me who my "top three great leaders" were. When thinking about who are the greatest leaders of all time, literally, hundreds of leaders come to mind... Though I’d like to talk about all of them, I will give you the answer I gave him, my top three (in order of era).
William Wallace (1305AD)… Though William was a “commoner” he didn’t grow up like one. With the loss of his parents at a young age, William traveled with his uncle and learned about life, politics and even war. As an adult, he came back to the village he was born in and began to raise a family. Cut short of this hope by England’s reign and forcing Scotland’s submission but in so doing causing pain to many. William began to speak of rebellion and freedom. At the battle of Sterling he would become famous using tactics and strategies never before seen in battle. Ultimately, though being offered release, he would choose to sacrifice his life to the cause of freedom of his people.
Three different men, hundreds of years apart, but a common thread is found in all of them. Discipline and Integrity of self, plus Sacrifice and Courage for others... These four characteristics is what separates them from so many others. I believe that every great leader must have all four of these characteristics... Are you ready to carry the DISC!?
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