S6 Ep 10: Leader Analysis Series

Mustafa Kamal Ataturk

This week on the WarriorU Podcast, Bram Connolly and Trent Burnard continue their Leadership Analysis Series. During this series Bram and Trent will be forensically analysing leadership styles throughout history and attributing them with a score for different facets of leadership. By doing this, they hope to find knowledge, skills and attributes that modern leaders may, or may not want to emulate.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in 1881 to a Turkish family in Salonica in the Ottoman Empire, now Thessaloniki in Greece. His father was a military officer, and he sent Mustafa to. secular school and later on Mustafa joined the Salonica Military School in 1893. In 1899 he joined the Ottoman military academy, graduating in 1905.

Ataturk died in 1938 at the age of 57 of liver failure. His life ended as Turkey’s founding president and its greatest leader of the 20th century.  His legacy will be remembered in how he crafted the political and social fabric of modern Turkey. Despite some political opposition to his leadership and his ideology, internationally and domestically he is regarded as a highly effective and visionary leader that demonstrated strong personal courage and deep empathy for his people and was able to successfully implement his vision for a modern Turkey – seeing him regarded as one of the 20th century’s most revered and effective leaders

Leadership Analysis:

  • Inspiration and Motivation – Score: 10 / 10
  • Providing Purpose and Direction – Score: 9 / 10
  • Effectiveness of Leadership Style – Score: 10 / 10
  • Enduring Legacy – Score: 8 / 10
  • How it ended for them – Score: 10 / 10
  • Overall Leadership Summary – Score: 47 / 50


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