Leadership lessons from Genghis Khan | TechRepublic

by Reedz on November 14, 2012

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While we’ll leave judgment about the larger historical implications of the Khan’s rule to the historians, several things will strike you as relevant to IT leaders.

The Khan frequently consulted outside experts for his own personal development as a leader, especially later in his life. Even at the pinnacle of his success, he sought advice from trusted advisors on everything from spirituality to how to prevent his people from growing “soft” as his empire grew.

Like most supposedly “natural” athletes whose innate ability is backed by tens of thousands of hours of practice and training, Genghis Khan honed his natural abilities through disciplined study.

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