I love when people find great inspiration from unorthodox places. Case in point: this Fast Company article that identifies 5 leadership lessons from one of the most notorious characters in film history – The Godfather himself, Don Corleone!
Like the piece’s writer, I’m by no means suggesting business should be founded upon the illegal and often violent principles of the mafia!! As a Career Coach, what I am admiring here are the ways the article’s writer finds GOOD in what Don Corleone did to run his “family” successfully.
In short, he:
- Built a powerful community.
- Held people accountable.
- Controlled his emotions.
- Was decisive.
- Spent time with his family.
I highly recommend you read the whole article to grasp the ideas at play here. And if you are or want to be a leader in your organization, take these lessons to heart!
Any other things you would add to the list?