The 7 Wonders of the
World and their Relevance
for developing leaders

Which most resonates with your
leadership style and how it can
help you grow...

We have looked to some of the 7 wonders of the ancient and modern world for inspiration. Being an amateur historian, I am often inspired by the achievements of leaders and civilizations from the ancient world.

 

Historians remain baffled by how some of these structures were created, as the technology they had at their disposal is still hidden in secrecy. However, we can marvel at what they were able to build and leave as enduring legacies.

 

The Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) is a symbol of visionary leadership. These pyramids are the only ancient wonder still in existence today. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq) are a powerful example of empathy and its relevance to modern day leadership.

 

The Great Pyramid of Giza’s timeless grandeur and the ingenuity behind its construction mirror the qualities of a visionary leader: foresight, strategy, alignment, innovation, and the ability to inspire.

 

Petra (Jordan) is an archaeological city famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, which epitomize adaptability.

 

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an epitome of luxury that beautifully parallels the essence of empathy in leadership. Just as the gardens provided solace and comfort, empathetic leaders cultivate a supportive environment that nurtures employee well-being.

 

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece) represents the role of confidence in leaders.

 

Machu Picchu (Peru) is an Inca citadel dating from the 15th century, typifying resilience.

 

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Turkey) - The tomb of Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, exemplifies the synergy between great leadership and integrity

 

The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt) - built to guide sailors safely into harbor as a symbol of authenticity and this characteristics synergy with good leadership.

What can we learn from
the Great Pyramids at Giza?

The Great Pyramid stands tall as a testament to visionary planning, and so too does effective leadership require a compelling vision.
In essence, the Great Pyramid of Giza’s timeless grandeur and the ingenuity behind its construction mirror the qualities of a visionary leader.

What can we learn from
the City of Petra in Jordan?

Just as Petra's rock-cut architecture stands as a testament to adaptability, so should leaders in today's ever-evolving business world. Adapting to change ensures not just survival, but a thriving business.

What can we learn from the
Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

The gardens provided solace and comfort, empathetic leaders cultivate a supportive environment that nurtures employee well-being.

What can we learn from
the Statue of Zeus?

This ancient marvel commands attention, confident leaders captivate their teams, fostering trust and assurance in the realm of leadership coaching, cultivating confidence is important.

What can we learn from
the Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu?

The Incas' innovative use of terraces for agriculture at Machu Picchu is akin to the innovative problem-solving that resilient leaders employ to overcome obstacles.

What can we learn from
the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus?

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus stands as a testament to the timeless value of integrity in leadership, reminding us that the foundations of great leadership are built on the solid ground of ethical conduct and unwavering principles.

What can we learn from
the Lighthouse of Alexandria?

The Lighthouse of Alexandria serves as a powerful metaphor for the importance of being true to oneself and leading with authenticity

Dr Barbara Van Heerden

www.nzouleader.com