For thousands of years, the Stoics have not only been leaders, but the resource other leaders have turned to for advice and guidance:
George Washington quoted Cato to spur and deter his troops.
John Adams declared that “all the ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher united in the same character” as Cicero.
Admiral James Stockdale knew Epictetus’ works by heart and recited lines regularly.
General James Mattis didn’t enter a battlefield without Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations
What is the cost of not living up to your potential as a leader? Maybe it’s a missed promotion at work, an unnecessary argument at home, a lack of respect from peers. No matter what your situation, it’s always possible to become a better leader. To make situations and people better.
And the best way to learn leadership is to “go straight to the seat of intelligence” as Marcus Aurelius put it.