Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Cover
Kogan Page Publishers, 2000 - 244 Seiten
""In Shakespeare on Management"" Paul Corrigan takes a fascinating look at the psychology of leadership using classic Shakespearean characters. He shows how, through his plays, Shakespeare demonstrates the different roles a leader can take and the different skills needed. He analyses the decision-making and actions of certain characters to see what can be learnt by today s managers, such as: * How Richard II s belief that having the title of King was enough became fatal; * Why Richard III s manipulative approach finally isolated him; * What made Henry V a great leader? * How Shakespeare s development of subplots directs our attention to the vital role of support staff; * What can we learn from Lear s fool about how to advise for leaders. Play after play taught 16th-century audiences lessons about how leaders organized their rise to power and how their failures precipitated their decline. In the 21st century we need to learn a great deal about how to lead and there is much that still can be learnt about leadership, power and responsibility from Shakespeare s magnificent works. The lessons are all in this unique book.

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Shakespeare on management: leadership lessons for today's managers

Nutzerbericht  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Both of these books present palatable lessons on leadership, change, risk management, crisis management, power, and emotion, though Corrigan's book has a unique chapter, "Listening to Fools and Knaves ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Über den Autor (2000)

Paul Corrigan is a management consultant and independent journalist who has written a number of books. Shakespeare on Management is a result of his passion for Shakespeare's plays and their influence on his day-to-day work, which involves advising leaders of large organizations on how to implement complex change management programmes.

Bibliografische Informationen