A well researched, but easy-to-read, fable which communicates some of the most important and timeless principles of good leadership.
Faced with a nationwide problem, a somewhat deficient but well meaning king makes a decision that plunges his two regional governors into crisis. Watching these two governors apply some very divergent leadership styles to navigate this crisis, the king's messenger continually distills from the story some timeless principles of leadership
The ancient art of story-telling, is still one of the most powerful and enjoyable ways of learning -- and that is what I use in this well-researched, but easy-to-read fable. The core message rests on two premises:
- The day you agree to take up a leadership position, you choose to take responsibility for the well-being of a part of the society in which you have chosen to lead.
- In leadership, the conscious development of the motives of your heart, in leadership are at least as important as -- if not more important than -- the development of leadership skills.
Outstanding leadership is founded on Developing the Heart of a Leader.