Leadership lessons from the ancient world: how learning from the past can win you the future
"Leadership - Lessons from the Ancient World explores eighteen key themes, from risk-taking to empowerment, using well-known historical leaders to highlight the timeless principles underlying each one. Combining a wealth of management experience with a fascination with what defines and creates effective leadership, the authors - a classical historian, a chartered manager and a trainer in a multinational company - examine the actions of each leader in the context of their own time, connect their stories to current theory and provide an up-to-date case study to help readers apply the principles to their own practice. A final chapter sums up the lessons of the book, and suggests the direction that leadership development should take in order to cope with the challenges of globalization and technological advance."--BOOK JACKET.
Formerly CIP.Uk. Includes bibliographical references (p. -309) and index. 1. Courage : the daring of Ramesses II at Kadesh -- 2. Risk taking : Thutmose III's handling of his forces -- 3. The ability to motivate : the military revolution of Wuling -- 4. Creating a compelling vision : the commoner emperor Liu Bang -- 5. Developing people : the Han emperor Wu Di's approach -- 6. Focusing on results : the strategy of Themistocles -- 7. Integrity : the political supremacy of Pericles -- 8. Taking decisive action : the critical decisions of Epaminondas -- 9. Influencing people : Alexander's multi-ethnic kingdom -- 10. Leaving a legacy : the abdication of Candragupta -- 11. Representing the business : Hannibal's invasion of Italy -- 12. Creativity : the resourcefulness of Zhu Geliang -- 13. Learning : Li Shimin and Wei Zheng -- 14. Change : Sulla's constitutional reforms -- 15. Networking : Cicero's efforts to find allies -- 16. Dealing with conflict : the policies of Vespasian -- 17. Empowerment : Diocletian's imperial reforms -- 18. Recognising achievement : the triumph of Belisarius -- 19. Winning as a leader.
- LCC: HD57.7
- Dewey Decimal: 658.4/092
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xxiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)
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