Nicholas Dungan, an adjunct professor at Sciences Po in Paris and CEO of CogitoPraxis, a business and leadership consultancy, said that Elizabeth exemplified the highest elements of disciplined, professional leadership.
"You don't need political power to be a leader. You don't need hard power to be a leader. You need personal power to be a leader," Dungan said, defining the essential qualities of leadership as self-possession, integrity and vision, all of which he said the Queen exhibited. "Her gift may be the inspiration that she gives us for the future as much as the service she gave us during her lifetime," he said.