iron ladyMargaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was a convictional leader. She said so herself: “I am not a consensus politician. I’m a conviction politician.” Here are a few interesting quotes I’ve found in recent days:

“Margaret Thatcher had more impact on the world than any woman ruler since Catherine the Great of Russia.”

Paul Johnson (“The World-Changing Margaret Thatcher,” The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2013, A15)

“[Thatcher] said what she meant and meant what she said and did what she said she would do.”

Tony Benn (Quoted in Alistair MacDonald, “Former Britich Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies,” The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2013, A1)

“Standing at the center of [Thatcher’s] leadership and her legacy is the belief that the integrity of leadership is inevitably tied to the character of the leader and to the power of the leader’s ideas. This is how she lived, and this is how she led — and this is why we all stand in her debt.”

Albert Mohler (“ ‘The Lady’s Not for Turning’ — Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction,”, April 9, 2013)