CHURCHILL for LEADERS

Applying His Leadership Strategies for Success

Larry Kryske
Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Leadership Expert
Churchill Authority

CHURCHILL for LEADERS

Applying His Leadership Strategies for Success

Larry Kryske
Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Leadership Expert
Churchill Authority

CHURCHILL Without Blood, Sweat, or Tears

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a twentieth-century Renaissance man—a statesman and warrior, an administrator and historian, an orator and journalist, a landscape oil painter and novelist, and even a bricklayer.

Few realize that Churchill’s road to greatness was neither straight nor smooth. He had to wage a constant battle with defeats, doubts, despair, and depression. By employing three critical factors, he turned adversity into advantage. With them he achieved impressive accomplishments. And by using them, he forged a productive and successful life.

CHURCHILL Without Blood, Sweat or Tears can be considered an executive overview for the leader who wants to know the “what” and “how” about Churchill’s leadership success. The goal is to provide a simple, fast, complete, and understandable road-map without getting bogged down in a biographic assessment of the Churchill story (his early life, his wilderness years, his finest hour, etc.).

The main objective of this book is to present “applied Churchill.” Practical, timely insights about Churchill’s leadership strategies will enable the reader to use them without delay! These best practices for leadership helped Churchill lead his nation to victory and can likewise guide you to success.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a twentieth-century Renaissance man—a statesman and warrior, an administrator and historian, an orator and journalist, a landscape oil painter and novelist, and even a bricklayer.

Few realize that Churchill’s road to greatness was neither straight nor smooth. He had to wage a constant battle with defeats, doubts, despair, and depression. By employing three critical factors, he turned adversity into advantage. With them he achieved impressive accomplishments. And by using them, he forged a productive and successful life.

CHURCHILL Without Blood, Sweat or Tears can be considered an executive overview for the leader who wants to know the “what” and “how” about Churchill’s leadership success. The goal is to provide a simple, fast, complete, and understandable road-map without getting bogged down in a biographic assessment of the Churchill story (his early life, his wilderness years, his finest hour, etc.).

The main objective of this book is to present “applied Churchill.” Practical, timely insights about Churchill’s leadership strategies will enable the reader to use them without delay! These best practices for leadership helped Churchill lead his nation to victory and can likewise guide you to success.

Excerpts from the book:

QUALITIES THAT ADVANCE A VISION–DISCERNMENT

Churchill employed discernment by:

  • Using his maturity to see the world in terms of its boundaries, tendencies, paradoxes, trends, discontinuities, interrelationships.
  • Looking for the simple solutions embedded in the complex ones.
  • Considering counter-intuitive solutions.
  • Being curious to uncover the salient factors inherent in a problem.
  • Making distinctions . . .

QUALITIES THAT CULTIVATE COURAGE — CLARITY OF PURPOSE

Churchill was introspective, carefully examining his own thoughts and feelings. He was extremely clear about:

  • Who he was.
  • What he stood for.
  • What he valued.
  • What he was prepared to do.

His clarity of purpose was a house whose foundation was constructed on bedrock, not shifting sands.
Courage grows out of clarity of purpose. When his subsequent actions were congruent with his beliefs and values, Churchill could experience a purposeful life . . .

QUALITIES THAT DEEPEN DETERMINATION – RESILIENCE

Winston Churchill was an amazingly resilient person in his ability to adapt to adversity. He possessed the fortitude to endure trials and tribulations in the pursuit of victory. He regularly bounced back from obstacles, traumas, defeats, stresses, and failures. He possessed a positive, optimistic attitude and envisioned an empowering future.

Churchill derived strength from his realistic vision, from compelling reasons for attaining his objective, from success-oriented values, and from a strong sense of purpose. He directed his time and energy to actions he could control or significantly influence . . .

QUALITIES THAT DEEPEN DETERMINATION – RESILIENCE

Winston Churchill was an amazingly resilient person in his ability to adapt to adversity. He possessed the fortitude to endure trials and tribulations in the pursuit of victory. He regularly bounced back from obstacles, traumas, defeats, stresses, and failures. He possessed a positive, optimistic attitude and envisioned an empowering future.

Churchill derived strength from his realistic vision, from compelling reasons for attaining his objective, from success-oriented values, and from a strong sense of purpose. He directed his time and energy to actions he could control or significantly influence . . .

POSTSCRIPT

Many good academic approaches to leadership exist, but the Churchill factors were developed by one man who was himself a leader. He tested them in the trenches both in combat and in peacetime. By the time the Second World War began, he had refined them like tempered steel and was able to translate his vision of victory to his nation and to the world. His personal courage ignited his countrymen. And his determination in the face of insurmountable obstacles caused Englishmen to rally again and again when they thought all was lost.

“Both Lincoln and Churchill had their leadership forged in crisis. Larry Kryske’s unique leadership perspective reveals Churchill’s approach for a new generation of leaders.”
Donald T. Phillips, Author of Lincoln on Leadership for Today

“Larry Kryske is the right person to share the leadership of Winston Churchill. He demonstrated great leadership, professionalism, and dedication throughout his naval career.”
Gene Taylor, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives (1989-2011)

“The Churchill Factors is an important tool for current and future leaders wanting to apply the wisdom of the greatest leader of the Twentieth Century.”
Richard Langworth, CBE, Founder, International Churchill Society

“Once again Larry Kryske is back to uncover more about Winston Churchill, one of the most effective and inspirational leaders of all time. Larry’s knowledge and experience as a leader make him unusually qualified to relate Churchill’s wisdom to 21st century leaders.”
Dr. James E. Auer, Director, Auer U.S. – Japan Center, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

“No one understands Churchill and his leadership like Larry Kryske! Churchill Without Blood, Sweat, or Tears eloquently captures and clearly articulates the basic principles and simple truths of Churchill and how you can apply them as a successful leader!”
Rear Admiral Scott Hebner, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

“Churchill Without Blood, Sweat, or Tears is easy to read and makes its points quickly and painlessly. The “Action This Day” questions at the end of each chapter is a wonderful device.”
Richard H. Knight, Jr., Attorney at Law, Nashville, Tennessee

“A quick read! The leadership concepts are understandable and readily applicable. This book delivers more than it promises!”
John Henry King, Economic Development Director, City of Bowie, Maryland

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