February 19, 2007

News & Opinion: Dead Kings and Queens

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:11 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

I watched the CNBC Business Excellence Awards the other night. I know some of you are going to say I need to find a hobby, but I would not have been able to bring you this little nugget.

Sallie Krawcheck of Citigroup was named Business Leader of The Future. During the puff piece on her, she said:
"I don't tend to look at dead kings and queens and try to draw leadership lessons from them. They aren't as real and tangible to me."

So, Elizabeth I CEO and Napoleon on Project Management would not be titles you would find on her bookshelf.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.