The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. and has maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called a "philosopher king."
His book "Meditations" has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior.
a collection of personal writings from the chaotic last decade of his
life. This turmoil inspired him to develop his interpretation of Stoic
philosophy, which focused on accepting things out of one's control and
maintaining mastery over one's emotions.
We've taken a look at a section from Book 11 in which Marcus reminds himself of leadership lessons he learned.
Using Gregory Hays' accessible translation of the ancient Greek (Marcus used the language of his philosophical
heroes), we've broken down his 10 points into further simplified
language, contextualized by the rest of Marcus' ideology.
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