Marshall III draws inspiration from three names that have resonated powerfully throughout history to develop his unique concept of leadership: Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and, especially Crazy Horse, whose fascinating life Marshall already chronicled in a biography that Publishers Weekly praised as “vivid and haunting.” Crazy Horse did not teach leadership; he simply demonstrated it, effectively and with compassion. Four factors stand out when looking at him as a leader, and they were the basis of his success:
Know yourself. Know your friends. Know the enemy. Lead the way.
The Power of Four shows how and why these maxims—and this Native American philosophy of leadership—is not only applicable to today’s world, but desperately needed: why leadership by example is more powerful than authority; and why the selection of leaders also becomes one way of controlling those very same leaders. Marshall will open readers’ eyes and help them discover how to apply a new set of principles and actions to their own lives.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is a Leader? 1
Lakota Leadership 21
The First Principle: Know Yourself 41
The Second Principle: Know Your Friends 71
The Third Principle: Know Your Enemies 95
The Fourth Principle: Take the Lead 119
Afterword: To Be a Leader 151