Kelly Belmonte (12 provides 12 most world beating leadership lessons from poets. Here are a few lessons from the post:

Discerning leaders seek wisdom above wealth – “Virtue and knowledge were endowments greater / Than nobleness and riches” (Shakespeare, from Cymbeline, Act 3, scene 2)

Skilled leaders keep their cool (especially when others don’t) – “…keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs…” (Rudyard Kipling, from If)

Honest leaders communicate truthfully…and artfully – “The truth must dazzle gradually / Or every man be blind.” (Emily Dickinson, from Tell All the Truth)

Savvy leaders seize the day – “Act,— act in the living Present!” (Henry Wadworth Longfellow, from A Psalm of Life)