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Real Leadership by Dean WIlliams

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CHAPTER 9Leading in Multiple Challenges

The Case of T. E. Lawrence

As the supreme god, Odin possessed multiple attributes that allowed him to play the appropriate role in many different situations. He could be a sage, an inspirational poet, a savage and vengeful warrior, or simply a mysterious pilgrim who sits for a while by the fire and offers a few words of uncanny wisdom and moves on. The demands of the situation dictated the divine aspect that he would reveal to his people, but his words and actions would always be framed by a larger purpose—to add to his store of wisdom and understanding while helping his people deal realistically and responsibly with their problems.

Few mere mortals have the transformative capacity to repeatedly exercise ...

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