Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity



Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity Success Often Depends On The Strength Of A Single Quality Leadership Winston Churchill Is Universally Recognized As One Of The 20th Century S Great Political Leaders And His Words Ring Just As True In The World Of Commerce A Wise, Witty, And Inspiring Leader, Churchill Ran Great Britain Like A Great Corporation Perhaps The Finest Book On Practical Leadership Ever Written Brian Tracy Churchill On Leadership Demonstrates That The Principles That Guided Churchill Ably Translate To Private Industry Today Author Steven F Hayward Gives Strong Evidence That, If You Remove Churchill From His Political Context, He Would Have The Resume To Be Among The Great Business Leaders Of Any Age Churchill Was A Financier As Chancellor Of The Exechequer And Labor Negotiator As Home Secretary Managed A Large Transportation Network As Head Of The British Navy And Far Flung Property Holdings As Colonial Secretary Persevered Through Bankruptcies And Other Financial Disasters Conceived And Introduced Innovative New Products Over The Opposition Of His Colleagues, And Reorganized Major Production Operations In The Midst Of Crisis With Wit And Insight, Hayward Reveals Churchill S Secrets For Business Success From Assembling And Inspiring A First Rate Team To Preparing A Wise Budget, From Communicating A Vision To Structuring Effective Meetings, From Acting Decisively To Rebounding From A Failure Laced With Epochal Events From The Historical Stage, Enlivened With Stimulating Speculation, And Leavened With Wit, Churchill On Leadership Is Both An Enjoyable Read And A Thought Provoking Lesson On Leadership From The Trade Paperback Edition.

10 thoughts on “Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity

  1. says:

    Good book There are so many things that we don t learn in school that should be taught Leadership of course, but even things in history that get glazed over This book has some good things to know about a great leader and a great man.

  2. says:

    B school Pros Concise look at the positive areas of Churchill s leadership, with many examples from his life and plenty of great quotes Leadership principles that stood out to me Premium on action No fear of being wrong, willing to accept responsibility for failure Build an organization from the top down, not the bottom up Taking ownership, stepping in when something needs to get doneCons Not a biography so you don t learn much about his actual life, Hayward is pretty imposing wit B school Pros Concise look at the positive areas of Churchill s leadership, with many examples from his life and plenty of great quotes Leadership principles that stood out to me Premium on action No fear of being wrong, willing to accept responsibility for failure Build an organization from the top down, not the bottom up Taking ownership, stepping in when something needs to get doneCons Not a biography so you don t learn much about his actual life, Hayward is pretty imposing with his interpretation and application of Churchill s leadership principles, and there is no focus on Churchill s faults as a leader all faults are defended or explained away.Favorite Churchill quotes If we look back on our past life we shall see that one of its most unusual experiences is that we have been helped by our mistakes and injured by our most sagacious decisions.Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm Ponder, and then act In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet

  3. says:

    The book organized the traits of what it takes to be a good leader from the perspective of Winston Churchill It talks about how to deal with failures, organizational management, and personality traits that Churchill exemplified on his road to success An excellent read.

  4. says:

    Surprisingly interesting book on a man who said lots of fun little pithy things My only complaint is that the author used the same anecdotes throughout the book.

  5. says:

    A solid book, but not as good as the similar book on Robert E Lee What is most amazing about Churchill is his persistence Perhaps no political leader who has had a great impact was faced with so many situations where it was assumed his career was dead Over and over again Churchill rose from the ashes It is worth remembering that he did not just see the looming Nazi threat he went on record as seeing it, thus again putting his career at risk if his alarms proved false Finally, his eulogy at A solid book, but not as good as the similar book on Robert E Lee What is most amazing about Churchill is his persistence Perhaps no political leader who has had a great impact was faced with so many situations where it was assumed his career was dead Over and over again Churchill rose from the ashes It is worth remembering that he did not just see the looming Nazi threat he went on record as seeing it, thus again putting his career at risk if his alarms proved false Finally, his eulogy at Neville Chamberlain s funeral is good example of his ability to speak truly, yet kindly of people with whom he differed Chamberlain and Churchill were political adversaries, but when Chamberlain died and Churchill gave the eulogy he did not flatter Chamberlain, but nor did he destroy him It is a good example of how Churchill did not hold a grudge

  6. says:

    Learnt a lot about a person whose determination affected many events I don t know much about the world history and have just started exploring it This book taught me that a person s character and life is heavily influenced by external factors and interactions with other people But still it depends a lot on the path one takes One cannot say that positions held by W Churchill were accidental , rather he built himself and then contributed back.

  7. says:

    Great read Interesting, motivational, and informative Good balance of story and principle I really enjoyed learning about Churchill as well as his approach to leadership.

  8. says:

    I m so all over the place with books this time around I just borrowed this from someone at work and am reading it little by little We ll see what Churchill has to teach me

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