Sir Winston Churchill: Inspiration of the week

I like the Winston Churchill character, his personality, his methodology, and his courage. There is no room for doubt that without him the W

18 de septiembre del 2019

I like the Winston Churchill character, his personality, his methodology, and his courage. There is no room for doubt that without him the WWII would have been different.

But, what can we learn from a statesman of the past century?

 

1- Dunkirk and the dynamo operation in 19940.

He used the less expected resources to rescue soldiers from certain death using small civilian's boats. That activity required a lot of organization and secrecy. 

I loved it because that mission was against any login but was wonderful.

 

First, use civilians to rescue soldiers that were something without precedent.

Second small boats are harder to attack by planes or submarines. That was simply genius.

Three and last. The empowerment feeling of the people was overwhelming, and even soldiers recover their spirit, he gained credibility and population started following him even in the darkest hours of the country.

 

2- He used to drink a lot. Well, let's start asking what a lot is? 

However, he was very unpopular in many circles because of this, but he didn't change it to try to fit. He focused on results, and he became the anvil of his country. 

We need to be results-oriented and stop watching around us if we want to succeed.

 

3- He was famous because of his short meetings. According to the Netflix show, "The Queen." He said many times that there is no problem big enough to take more than a fifteen minutes meeting to solve it.

I don't know how true is that but is believable due to the extremely practical personality.

And in my experience, long meetings become tired and the efficiency of the group decay faster every fifteen minutes in the room.

 

4- Another famous phrase frequently attributed to Sir Winston Churchill is: "You don't negotiate with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.". 

We know that this phrase is older than him but in the movie fits perfectly, and once again, it fits with the character.

I keep that in mind every time i need to negotiate something with the customer. You don't negotiate when you are failing, to have authority in the room you need to be 

 

The most important lesson I take from Sir Churchill is:

If you are a professional, who doesn't take anything less than the best. Just keep your own way and persevere. Face all the critics and opinions with your results. Learn from your failures, improve, and charge again.

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