Leadership Old - Alfred the Great - Stephen Carver

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Leadership Old - Alfred the Great - Stephen Carver

  1. 1. Leadership - Old Stephen Carver Cranfield University BSc MSc AMBA Fellow Association of Project Management Fellow Institute of Risk Management
  2. 2. Greatest Englishman of all Time?
  3. 3. 849 Dad: Aethelwulf King of Wessex Mum: Osburga Siblings:
  4. 4. 849 Aethelwulf Aethelbald Aethelbert Aethelred Aethelswith Alfred
  5. 5. 855 6yrs old
  6. 6. 866 Aethelwulf Aethelbald Aethelbert Aethelred Alfred 17yrs old x x x
  7. 7. 867 18yrs old York – Jorvik King Aella Halfdan Ubbe Ivar the Boneless
  8. 8. 869 20yrs old East Anglia King Edmund
  9. 9. 869 20yrs old Mercia King Burgred
  10. 10. 870 21yrs old Wessex King Aethelred Alfred
  11. 11. 871 22yrs old Jan 9th Ashdown
  12. 12. 871 22yrs old Aethelwulf Aethelbald Aethelbert Aethelred Alfred x x x
  13. 13. 871 22yrs old 9 Battles
  14. 14. 871-5 22-26 yrs old The Happy Years
  15. 15. 876 27yrs old Guthrum Exeter
  16. 16. 878 29yrs old Chippenham 12th Night
  17. 17. 878 29yrs old Aethelney Let’s meet him…
  18. 18. 878 29yrs old Eddington
  19. 19. 879 30yrs old Treaty of Wedmore
  20. 20. 880 31yrs old Building of the Burghs
  21. 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. 22. 883 34yrs old Law Integrity
  23. 23. 884 35yrs old Literacy & Wisdom
  24. 24. 886 37yrs old The Navy
  25. 25. 890 41yrs old Guthrum lies Dying
  26. 26. 896 47yrs old Hastein 250 5
  27. 27. 899 50yrs old Alfred Dies
  28. 28. 899.. Legacy?… Æthelflæd Edward 910 Northumbria 924 Athelstan 937 Scots, Welsh, Irish Regia Britannica Brunanburh
  29. 29. What 10 things can we learn from all this?
  30. 30. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again Persevere
  31. 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. 32. I am not a saint, I’m just a sinner who keeps on trying You don’t have to be Perfect
  33. 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. 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. 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. 36. No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective Work Together
  37. 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. 38. Your playing small does not serve the world. What right have you got not to be great? Give yourself Permission
  39. 39. We make a living from what we take We make a life from what we give Legacy
  40. 40. Leadership - Old Stephen Carver Cranfield University BSc MSc AMBA Fellow Association of Project Management Fellow Institute of Risk Management

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