February 19, 2007
News & Opinion: Dead Kings and Queens
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.