We’ve all said that we can learn from history. Whether you are talking about your personal history,or the history of a company or of nations, the reason we say it, is because it is true. But like many clichés, we too quickly dismiss the wisdom, or while we agree with the point, we don’t really know how to do it. Here are a few ways to help you get started in learning from those who came before us.
Video – How to Pick a Biography
One of the ways to learn from history is by reading biographies. In this video, I help you pick those that might be most helpful and interesting to you.
Audio – Lessons for Today From Teddy Roosevelt
On my podcast, former NCAA quarterback, businessman, and author of Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership, Jon Knokey, shares leadership lessons from Teddy Roosevelt. You don’t have to be President or aspire to have that job to learn from this great conversation on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast.
Audio – Lead Like Caesar
If you think Roosevelt is history, what about Julius Caesar? In this podcast, you will learn a bit of history, but you will see how practical some of what Caesar did (and didn’t do) can apply to you as a leader. If you are fascinated at all, you will want to listen to my conversation with Phillip Barlow on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast.
Now I have given you suggestions of two past podcasts to help you learn from history. I hope you listen to one or both, and that listening will hopefully inspire you sign up to receive all future podcasts. If you need more incentive… the episode on December 13 is with a fascinating pair of brothers – whose last name is likely in your house – and what we all can learn from them.
Both the podcast episodes above feature authors with books on those topics. Here are links to my reviews of each of those books.
NOTE: The first three people who email Laura with their name and mailing address, will receive a copy of this book.
Here are links to two other biographies I have reviewed – maybe these will be a great gift for others or yourself.
And here are a couple about the history of the United States, not just biographies.
People may have talked funny and worked without email or cell phones in the past, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn (a lot) from them! I hope this post inspires you to think about how you can learn more from history, and gives you some places to start.