Brian Mulroney, a former Canadian Prime Minister, recently delivered an interesting speech at Blenheim Palace on Winston Churchill and leadership. The text of the speech was published in the National Post. In the speech, Mulroney, who was prime minister from 1984 to 1993, said that Churchill was, “the paragon of leadership during the darkest period of Britain’s history” and referred to him as “a consummate actor on the world stage.” Mulroney concluded that “transforming leadership — leadership that makes a significant difference in the life of a nation — recognizes that political capital is acquired to be spent in great causes for one’s country. That is precisely the lesson from Churchill.”