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1 LEADERSHIP Winston Churchill Members: Leong Qi Dong Samuel Ng Gao Yan Sha Yicheng

2 Prime Minister of Britain (1940-1945 and 1951-1955) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

3 Brief Introduction  Winston Churchill was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of Britain during the World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders and a noted orator. He served as Prime Minister twice. Retrieved 27 th March 2011 from Wikipedia.

4 Main Contributions as a Leader  Instill in the British people his own fiery resolve to resist.  His speeches proved an inspiration when Britain stood alone throughout the tense summer of 1940.  He worked tirelessly on diplomatic and military initiatives  He lead the British people to win the Second World War

5 Youth  Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30, 1874, at the Duke of Marlborough’s large palace, Blenheim.

6 Pre World War  After being educated at Harrow he went to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.  Churchill joined the Fourth Hussars in 1895 and saw action on the Indian north-west frontier and in the Sudan.  Churchill also served under David Lloyd George as Minister of War and Air (1919-20) and Colonial Secretary (1921-22).

7 Pre World War  Churchill was promoted to President of the Board of Trade in 1918. While in this post he carried through important social legislation including the establishment of employment exchanges.

8 Pre World-War  Churchill was one of the first people to grasp the military potential of aircraft and in 1912 he set up the Royal Naval Air Service.  Churchill took the lead in warning about the danger from Hitler and in campaigning for rearmament.

9 World War II  On the outbreak of World War II, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty.  On 10th May, 1940, George VI appointed Churchill as prime minister.  Churchill also developed a strong personal relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt and this led to the sharing and trading of war supplies. The Lend Lease agreement of March 1941 allowed Britain to order war goods from the United States on credit.

10 World War II  Churchill worked closely with Franklin D. Roosevelt to ensure victory over Germany, and was also a loyal ally of the Soviet Union.  One of the major contributions made by Churchill to eventual victory was his ability to inspire the British people by making public broadcasts on significant occasions.  Tireless source of strength to people experiencing the sufferings of the Blitz.

11 Cold War era  Churchill became leader of the opposition and when visiting the United States in March 1946, he made his famous Iron Curtain speech at Fulton, Missouri. He continued to lead the Conservative Party.  Churchill returned to power after the 1951 General Election.  Won the Nobel Literature Prize

12 The definition of the leadership  the leader is the inspiration and director of action.  leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a goal

13 So was he a Great Leader?


15 Positive Traits  Far-sighted  Strategic  Determination  Ability to inspire others  The common touch

16 Positive Traits  Far-sighted From 1929-1939, Churchill kept himself in the know of the Nazi regime in Germany Wrote and spoke against the German threat.

17 Positive Traits  Tenacious  “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end… we shall never surrender...” Was a strong minded individual who was determined that Britain would retain her sovereignity  Tough Churchill promised nothing less than "blood, toil, tears and sweat”, and inspired courage in the British through his sturdiness.

18 Positive Traits  Fought for democracy  helped negotiate the treaty that set up the Irish Free State  Rejected territorial aspirations, promoted autonomous government and vowed permanent security against aggression.


20 Negative Traits  An uprising of more than 100,000 armed tribesmen took place in 1920  Churchill created great controversy over his policies in Iraq. Churchill suggested that chemical weapons should be used "against recalcitrant Arabs as an experiment." He added "I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes to spread a lively terror" in Iraq.

21 Was Churchill a great leader? Ability Churchill organized and made the Navy more advanced (1914) Churchill’s attack on the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli Peninsula were unsucessful (1914) Churchill as Chancellor of the Exchequer decision to return the country to the pre-war standard of goods which increased unemployment (general strike, 1926)

22 Was Churchill a great leader?  Churchill continued to be criticized for meddling in military matters  take too much notice of the views of his friends over his military commanders  The Desert War

23 Conclusion  Was Churchill good leader? -humanitarian? -capable?  Was Churchill a great leader? -Able to motivate -Directed his followers to their goal -Firm at achieving his targets

24 References  

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