What would you do if you were one of the most powerful men in the world, without any actual power? This was the role of the recently departed Prince Philip, the trusted husband, confidant and advisor to Queen Elizabeth.
As I looked into this unique man’s history and role in shaping that history, it stood out to me that there were many lessons an organization or individual could pull from his life experiences. As a member of the royal family, Prince Philip was always expected to portray a bright, sophisticated, classy demeanor. He was always under very close watch and was not necessarily entitled to much privacy. Attempting to uphold such a pristine reputation was obviously an overwhelming task, but it had to be done in order to protect the family.