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Leadership Lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger - May 2017 - No such thing as a self-made man.

 

 

Leadership Lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger - May 2017 - No such thing as a self-made man.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

10:40 PM

"Leadership is a relationship. It's a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. Whether the relationship is with one or many, leadership requires engaging others. No matter how much formal power and authority our positions give us, we'll only leave a lasting legacy if others want to be in that relationship with us."

 

-Handbook for Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence: Best Practices; pg XII

 

Kouzes and Posner identified four key characteristics of great leaders that stand out above all other traits. The characteristics of great leaders are competence, humility, vision and inspiration.

 

Listen and watch Arnold Schwarzenegger exhibit each of these core traits in his speech to the graduating university students.  You will see there is no such thing as a self-made man.  

 

References

 

Hughes, M., Thompson, H. L., & Terrell, J. B. (2009). Handbook for Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence: Best Practices. John Wiley & Sons.

 

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2012). The Leadership Challenge : How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations Ed. 5. Jossey Bass Inc.

 

 

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