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Nine Greatest Ideas for Strategic Leadership Skills

Idea 53: The art of being manager-in-chief

Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.

Dag Hammarskjöld

Originally strategy (strategia in Greek) meant strategic leadership: the art of being a commander-in-chief.

Strategy is in fact made up of two ancient Greek words. The first part comes from stratos, which means an army spread out as in camp, and thus a large body of people.

The second part, -egy, comes from the Greek verb ‘to lead’. There is a rough breathing mark in the Greek giving an h sound that explains the spelling of the English word hegemony, meaning the leadership ...

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