Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, was dubbed by a Soviet journalist as the “Iron Lady” because of her uncompromising politics and leadership style. Though not a great speaker In her early political career, she was always well-prepared and fearless with her answers to questions. She was the youngest and only female candidate in several attempts to be elected to an office and lost until 1959 when she was elected as a Member of Parliament. While Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher was commonly referred to as the most powerful woman in the world. Thatcher was “battle ready” at all times.
As the summer approaches and business increases, we must get ourselves “battle ready” to meet the coming challenges. Whether it is recruiting new staff, motivating our current staff, or dealing with challenges in specific files, I am inspired by Margaret Thatcher who said, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”