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  • Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

Jocelyn Davis

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Prose: non-fiction, General & world history, History: earliest times to present day, Management: leadership & motivation

From Plato to Plutarch, Shakespeare to Churchill, Machiavelli to Melville, Jane Austen to Carl Jung, Pericles to Peter Drucker... and many more - here are the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries.

THE GREATS ON LEADERSHIP is an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries, drawing out the key leadership insights from classic authors, weaving them together with business examples, the best contemporary research, and tools to help put it all into practice.

Among the 20 specific leadership topics included are:
Leadership Traps (Shakespeare)
Change (Machiavelli)
Power (Sophocles)
Dilemmas (Madison, Hamilton)
Communication (Lincoln, Pericles)
Personality Types (Jung)
Motivation (Frankl)
Judgment (Maupassant, Melville, Austen, Shaw)
Character (Churchill, Plutarch, Shelley, Joyce)

shows there are no greater lessons to follow than the classics in the search for practical wisdom.

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Praise for The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

  • Davis provides a book of substance that is a joy to read. In doing so, she demonstrates the relevance of the humanities even in a fast-changing 21st-century world. - SUCCESS magazine

  • For anyone who wants to be a great leader in one manageable book. - Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Thinker on Leadership in the World

  • Eminently practical. A great balance of introspection, inspiration, and impetus toward execution. - 800-CEO-READS Editor's Choice

  • A delightful and mind stretching read that, when coupled with application tools and exercises, transforms the theoretical to the actionable. - Richard Whiteley, author of The Customer Driven Company, Love the Work You re With, The Corporate Shaman

  • Whenever I hear Jocelyn Davis talk about leadership, I listen. Her latest, The Greats on Leadership, is indispensable to the novice and a great resource for the experienced. - Bryan Burrough, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Barbarians at the Gate

  • Brings to life the writings of many of our most- loved authors and applies their thinking to present day business. This is a book you will return to, time and time again. - Karen Blal, CIPD Regional Director Asia

  • A rare blend of old and new. Davis draws together leadership lessons with the best of modern business writers. - Robert Mass, Partner, Head of International Compliance, Goldman Sachs

  • A great reminder to think about leadership in terms of the scope of the leader s impact and not rungs on the corporate ladder. - Carmelita Lubos, Director, Global Talent Management, Burberry

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