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February 19, 2007

News & Opinion: Dead Kings and Queens

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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.