Guest post by Garza Baldwin, www.baldwindavis.com
Below is a nugget that may interest students of leadership. It comes in the form of a letter to Winston Churchill written by
his wife Clementine in June 1940, just after her husband became Prime Minister. Speaking truth to power, she makes some observations that we all might wish to preserve in our Emotional Intelligence files. I have excerpted portions of the original post and Mrs. Churchill’s letter, and those interested in the original post can read the full Churchill article here and other letters on the delightful blog called lettersofnote.com.
Full Post Source: lettersofnote.com
It’s difficult to imagine the stress experienced by Winston Churchill in June of 1940, as WWII gathered pace just a couple of months after he first became Prime Minister. Behind the scenes, however, the weight on his shoulders was noticed and
felt by all those around him , so much so that on the 27th of the month, his wife, Clementine, wrote him the following superb letter and essentially advised him to calm down and be kind to his staff.
(Source: Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, via Mark Anderson)