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.
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.