BEING POWERFUL IS LIKE BEING A LADY... Margaret Thatcher

CAMPAIGN 2016: Looking for a little wisdom from past leaders

Being powerful is like being a lady.

If you have to tell people you are,
you aren't.
 

Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1979-1990


 
SPEAKING OF POWER... YOU CAN BET PEOPLE ARE WRITING BOOKS ABOUT TRUMP AND CLINTON. 

The authors will describe the plans, the dreams, the boasts and the failures. Some writers will capture the heartache and the disappointment for the losers.


IS ANYONE WRITING A BOOK ABOUT YOU AND THE WAY YOU LEAD? About where you are taking your company or your team?

Would it be a book anyone would want to read?

Perhaps we should all take a lesson from this train wreck of a campaign... and resolve to become a better leader — one deserving of trust and worthy of being listened to and followed.

Now that would be refreshing and worth reading. Have your people send me a copy.

Carl Francis

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MARGARET THATCHER (1925 – 2013) was a British politician and stateswoman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990a. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the Iron Lady, a nickname that stuck and became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.

Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament in 1959. She became Prime Minister after winning the 1979 election.

On moving into 10 Downing Street, Thatcher introduced political and economic initiatives intended to reverse high unemployment and an ongoing recession. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasized deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labor markets, the privatization of state-owned companies and reducing the power and influence of trade unions. Thatcher's popularity during her first years in office waned amid recession and high unemployment, until victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her re-election in 1983.

After retiring in 1992, she was given a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher, which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords. Despite a series of small strokes in 2002, she managed to prerecord a eulogy to Ronald Reagan prior to his death, which was broadcast at his funeral in 2004.In 2013, she died of another stroke in London at the age of 87.