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ICLD 3.11 Cyrus on Leadership

Module Overview 

This module summarizes the book “Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Art of Leadership and War”, by Larry Hedrick.  The instructor identifies 5 Leadership principles followed by Cyrus the Great as he led his armies, ruled his empire and built his legendary kingdom.  These 5 principles are discussed in the context of leading in today’s public safety arena.

Module Objectives

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Identify the 5 Leadership Principles employed by King Cyrus.
  • Understand how the 5 Principles can be employed in 21st Century Policing.
  • Identify additional traits utilized by King Cyrus to gain the trust and confidence of his followers.