7 Leadership Lessons from Moby Dick

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

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      Call me Ishmael. Leaders echo that famous first line of Moby Dick.

     whale book cover After all, leaders are wanderers. Ishmael in old Hebrew means “wanderer.”

       Like Ishmael, the most effect leaders wander into the choppy seas of change in quest of their supreme challenges that look like so many white whales, often as elusive as that great white whale —Moby Dick himself.

      Indeed all leaders —all wanderers like Ishmael— are curious and “tormented with an everlasting itch to things remote” as author Herman Melville observes.

      Ishmael’s wanderings –focused on Moby Dick –give us an insight into Seven Leadership Lessons that we can apply in our businesses:

1. Interdependence

      Ishmael notes that even the mighty white whale is limited in its powers. It must surface to breathe air through its spout.Are you too busy to let your employees take a deep breath? Continue reading “7 Leadership Lessons from Moby Dick”