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Empress Sisi: A Leading Lady Before Her Time

Originally published on The Huffington Post

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. In the case of Sisi, Europe’s last great empress before World War I, the woman did not stand behind her man.

Sisi was right there beside him, and, in many cases, way out front. So how did Sisi manage? And how did she assert her intelligence and strength, utilizing her gifts as a charismatic leader in a man’s world?

If we use past as prologue, Sisi still has much to teach us. Even now in the days of leaning in and powerful female presidential candidates, Sisi’s style presents a fascinating view into successful strategy and savvy leadership that remains relevant and effective today, even centuries after her tumultuous reign. Read more here.

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