Leadership lessons from a monarch: Integrity. Respect. Transformation. Stability.

Queen Elizabeth II turns to smile at an unidentified officer, during the trooping the colour by the first battalion the Jamaica regiment at Up-Park Camp, Kinston, Jamaica. (AP Photo) Jamaica – The Royal Family. Photo credit: Associated Press Copyright: AP/Press Association Images

Regardless of what my or your opinions are about the office of the British monarchy, there are some lessons in leadership that Queen Elizabeth 2 taught the world by the way she lived and carried out her duties .

1. Commitment to duty is proof of your integrity

2. Being respectful earns you the respect of others

3. Even if you carry the burden of the legacy of of the institution you are asked to lead, you can play an important role in transformation

4. When you rise above the many tides of controversy, you become a stabilizing and unifying force for good

Well done Your Majesty. Thank you for your faithful service. Your legacy of leadership lives on.

Rest well in peace, ma’am.

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Published by Camille Isaacs-Morell

Enabling businesses and people to be successful. This is my mission, my life’s work. It’s always been what I have done wherever I’ve been employed, called to serve or to volunteer. An experienced business leader, my core values are truth, integrity, and respect. I believe that values-based leadership is critical for organizational success that is enabled by an engaged and empowered workforce. Working over the years in several senior marketing, communications, and executive leadership mandates for global, financial, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, it has been through times of transformation and difficult change that I have done my best work. In my blog posts, I share my perspectives on leadership, marketing and strategy that are based on my key learnings and observations over the years, all with the objective of helping others reach for success. In my spare time, I enjoy the beauty of nature which I reproduce in my pastel paintings.

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