Military Inspiration

Soldiers have a surprisingly lengthy heritage as managerial exemplars – both in terms of practice and theory.  Look back to Hadrian, the enigmatic wall-building Roman Emperor from 117 to 138.  He was a champion of people power long before the advent of such niceties as human resource departments.  Pomp and circumstance were not for him.  His military reputation was forged on his willingness to share the same conditions as his troops.  One anecdote describes his refusal to wear his cloak or cap no matter what the weather.  Similarly, Hadrian was reputed to join his . . .

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