Sir Winston Churchill
Statesman, historian, and biographer, whose five years of war leadership (1940-45) secured him a central place in modern British history, Churchill is widely considered the greatest political figure in 20th-century Britain.The conviction that Churchill was among the most important men in modern history remains unchanged.
He had 5 key traits of a great leader:
- He had a vision.
- He had passion.
- He was a great decision maker.
- He was a team-builder.
- He had character.
These traits are shown through some quotations from him.
Passion: "We shall not flag nor fail. We shall go on to the end. . . . We shall fight on the beaches . . . we shall fight in the fields and in the streets . . . we shall never surrender."
He was passionate about fighting the World War 2 for his country.
Team builder: "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."
He believed in the importance of citizens willing to serve the country.
Character: "I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
Biography - http://kirjasto.sci.fi/churchil.htm