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Leadership Old - Alfred the Great - Stephen Carver


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  • 1. Leadership - Old Stephen Carver Cranfield University BSc MSc AMBA Fellow Association of Project Management Fellow Institute of Risk Management
  • 2. Greatest Englishman of all Time?
  • 3. 849 Dad: Aethelwulf King of Wessex Mum: Osburga Siblings:
  • 4. 849 Aethelwulf Aethelbald Aethelbert Aethelred Aethelswith Alfred
  • 5. 855 6yrs old
  • 6. 866 Aethelwulf Aethelbald Aethelbert Aethelred Alfred 17yrs old x x x
  • 7. 867 18yrs old York – Jorvik King Aella Halfdan Ubbe Ivar the Boneless
  • 8. 869 20yrs old East Anglia King Edmund
  • 9. 869 20yrs old Mercia King Burgred
  • 10. 870 21yrs old Wessex King Aethelred Alfred
  • 11. 871 22yrs old Jan 9th Ashdown
  • 12. 871 22yrs old Aethelwulf Aethelbald Aethelbert Aethelred Alfred x x x
  • 13. 871 22yrs old 9 Battles
  • 14. 871-5 22-26 yrs old The Happy Years
  • 15. 876 27yrs old Guthrum Exeter
  • 16. 878 29yrs old Chippenham 12th Night
  • 17. 878 29yrs old Aethelney Let’s meet him…
  • 18. 878 29yrs old Eddington
  • 19. 879 30yrs old Treaty of Wedmore
  • 20. 880 31yrs old Building of the Burghs
  • 21. 881 32yrs old Defending the Burghs Burghal Hideage 1 hide = one family City hides = City guards 4 men per pole (5.5yds) Walls length Winchester 2400 hides 2400 men 600 poles 3,300 yd wall 3,318 yds
  • 22. 883 34yrs old Law Integrity
  • 23. 884 35yrs old Literacy & Wisdom
  • 24. 886 37yrs old The Navy
  • 25. 890 41yrs old Guthrum lies Dying
  • 26. 896 47yrs old Hastein 250 5
  • 27. 899 50yrs old Alfred Dies
  • 28. 899.. Legacy?… Æthelflæd Edward 910 Northumbria 924 Athelstan 937 Scots, Welsh, Irish Regia Britannica Brunanburh
  • 29. What 10 things can we learn from all this?
  • 30. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again Persevere
  • 31. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special Communicate your Wisdom
  • 32. I am not a saint, I’m just a sinner who keeps on trying You don’t have to be Perfect
  • 33. The first thing is to be honest with yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but also humility. Keep your Feet on the Ground
  • 34. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes into his head. If you talk to him in his language, it goes into his heart Sell – don’t Tell
  • 35. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner Win the Peace not the just the War
  • 36. No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective Work Together
  • 37. What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. Wealth not Riches
  • 38. Your playing small does not serve the world. What right have you got not to be great? Give yourself Permission
  • 39. We make a living from what we take We make a life from what we give Legacy
  • 40. Leadership - Old Stephen Carver Cranfield University BSc MSc AMBA Fellow Association of Project Management Fellow Institute of Risk Management