Leadership Lessons From St. Patrick

According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Yesterday, March 17th (the supposed date of Saint Patrick’s death), people around the world celebrated the work of Saint Patrick through the wearing of green, eating and drinking green food and drink, and pretending to be Irish.

This year, I decided to study the life of Saint Patrick to see what I could learn about the Saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick was an interesting man, to say the least.

Field of green clovers

Photo by Kelly Sikkema

Below, I will share with you a few of the leadership lessons I took away from my quick study of Saint Patrick. I hope you find him as interesting as I did!

Leadership Lessons From Saint Patrick

1. Imagery is important:

One of the legends about Saint Patrick claims he used a shamrock to teach the doctrine of the Trinity. He showed the people of Ireland a shamrock.