Friday, July 27, 2012

Quote: Rudyard Kipling Says Great Leaders Are Like Alpha Wolves

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” – Rudyard Kipling

Titans throughout understand this concept. Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates. Each of them surrounded himself with effective and powerful people. Without their companions, they would be nothing.

Rockefeller once hired
an attorney who opposed him in a court case. He thought the lawyer was so strong and effective at standing up against him that he thought it wise to have that man on his side.

Carnegie knew almost nothing about producing or marketing of steel yet built the greatest steel company of his time. He recognized people who were capable and became known for developing those around him, instead of buying ready-made talent.  

Ford was called a quiet, shy man. It was his wife who empowered him and brought out the greatness we know him to be.

Each of these men held relationships with extraordinary women who were harmonious in mind and spirit with them. They depended on one another.

These titans did not expect to be experts in their industry. They wanted to be the experts in growing reliable talent to create superior products and services in their industry. The strength of their packs made them great. Concurrently, the pack depended on the guidance of the titan to make them effective.

What pack are you building, such that you and your pack are known for being the best in your industry? 

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