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Count Istvan Szechenyi

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Eszter Mult

on 30 November 2010

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Transcript of Count Istvan Szechenyi

(1791-1860) ? statesman politician soldier writer Gróf Széchenyi István minister economist The greatest Hungarian About his life
he was born in Vienna
his father: Count Ferenc Széchenyi (Hungarian National Museum, Hungarian National Library)
personal education
joined to the army: participate in Napoleonic war
traveled extensivly Europe (Great-Brittain, Italy, Transylvania, Greece, France)

The big reformer The Hungarian Academy of Sciences Nemzeti Kaszinó Hitel (Credit, 1830)
the Világ (World/Light, 1831)
and the Stádium (1833) racecourse development of transportation regulation of the lower Danube, from Pest to the Black sea Széchenyi Lánchíd Minister of Transport and Social Affairs The perfect enemy Kossuth Lajos Önismeret (Self-Awereness)
Ein Blick (One Look) Suicide or murder LEADER Specific traits
internal locus of control orientation
personal integrity
socialized power orientation
high achievement orientation
system thinking Charismatic leader had lots of followers (convienced the Hungarian nobility)
used expressive forms of communication
expressive optimism and confidence
modeling behaviors
communicating high expectations
Kossuth was the enemy
different targets
different approaches
peace vs. war Steamboats on the river Danube dark side of the charisma:
he believed in his targets and reforms
he wanted to save Hungary from death (vision of the death of the nation)
he started to blame himself

Questions? Thank you for your attention!
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