Being a great leader is harder than it looks, and people seek out countless books, gurus and mentors to try to figure it out. It’s actually not that hard. All you need to do is peruse your history books and look up a guy by the name of Marcus Aurelius.
As the emperor of Rome from 161 AD to 180 AD, he was known as a philosopher king and a proud Stoic. In case you slept through philosophy class (because I sure did), Stoicism believes that we need to accept things that are out of our control and have a mastery over our emotions.
Turns out, he had some fascinating thoughts about leadership and how you apply the philosophy to it. Honestly, this is the secret, right here.