10 Things Business Professionals Can Learn From Queen Elizabeth II

The PR Maven®, CEO & Founder, Marshall Communications, creating & implementing marketing/PR/personal branding strategies.

It’s been a couple of months since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, but the loss still hurts. Many of us were saddened to hear the news, and it still makes me sad today.

In 2011, my agency was chosen to promote and publicize the royal memorabilia across North America for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton—one of the great honors of my career. So we know a thing or two about the royal family.

The queen lived a long life. She lived a good life, and she left the world in a much better place than she found it. Over the decades, the queen also taught us many valuable lessons. She reigned for 70 years, after all!

Here are 10 things that professionals can learn from her seven-decade reign:

Consistency is reassuring. People want a leader like the queen, who is consistent in how they comport themselves and takes a stand on tough issues. When adversity hits, leaders need to stay calm, cool and collected, empowering their followers with confidence rather than making them anxious or fearful.

• Preparation should be prioritized. Preparation prevents poor performance. It also allows you to serve others more effectively—whether it’s your employees, co-workers or a country writ large. To quote the queen, “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be dedicated to your service.”

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