Leadership Lessons from Genghis Khan



Diana Davis
06/30/2011

History is littered with them - brutal but effective leaders. From Genghis Khan - that terror of the Mongolian steppes - to Joseph Stalin who introduced the gulag to his people, these leaders built empires founded on fear and violence and aren't often cited as exemplaires of leadership. The trouble is, according to Dan White, author of The Terrible Leader, some modern managers still seem to think that you need to be brutal to be effective. In this Process Perspectives podcast, White says tha...
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