A true leader leads from the front, by example. That’s how -arguably- one of the greatest conquerors and leaders in history did it.
The only way to get what you desire in life is to fight for it. The fighting doesn’t stop until you’ve achieved your goal. That requires persistence.
For Alexander the Great intelligence was important, but charisma was just as important.
According to Alexander, in the world of business and in life, you need that support around you to help you in areas where you are struggling.
According to Alexander, you must beat your opponent at the war of the minds, or the psychological warfare.
Alexander knew how to encourage his people for their excellence in battle in ways that brought out greater excellence.
Another lesson Alexander taught by omission is the need for a viable succession plan.
Alexander’s actions demonstrate what can be accomplished when a person is totally focused—when he or she has clarity coupled with a ‘magnificent obsession’.
Extremely visionary for his time, Alexander spent an extraordinary amount of resources on training and development.
The final lesson that the case of Alexander illustrates is the paramount importance of countervailing powers.