Lessons Learned about Leadership From Martin Luther King

Dr. King was one of the great leaders of the of our time.  As we remember an extraordinary leader and visionary we should ponder some of his leadership lessons. Entrepreneurs  can benefit a great deal by considering these lessons that Dr. King gave the world. Adam Toren of Entrepreneur.com writes about some of the lessons we can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • You Must Have Total Commitment to Your Cause – Although King was arrested, assaulted, threatened and hated by many, he stayed committed to his vision.  Dr. King led a social movement for equality during a difficult a time and against many odds.
  • Disrupting the Status Quo is Essential for Change – Change isn’t easy, but sometimes doing things completely different is required for progress. If people continue to think the same way, then how can results be different?  Dr. King knew that because things were always done a certain way did not make it right.
  •  Have A Dream… Then Communicate it and do it – Anyone can dream.  Not everyone can make it a reality.  True leaders take their dreams to the next level by communicating and putting them into action.   Dr. King understood this concept and made his dream take shape by his communication and actions.

To read the entire article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230958#ixzz2r32swmCC  

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