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Posted December 1, 2012
leadership lessons of great leaders
"power ambition glory" is a very fasinating bestseller and very hard to put down. the ceo bussiness man and presidential candidate steve forbes has put together a very indepth study of many world leaders and there winning secrets and short comings this is a fasinating read and everyone can learn from these great people and their lifes and its things that you dont learn from a history book but its things learn from your bussiness or your life.
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Posted September 5, 2009
Makes history come alive!
Human nature doesn't change. The ancient conquerors still live today. This book clearly shows this.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I liked most is the way this book was written, making history come alive and very interesting.
Posted July 2, 2009
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Compelling and Relevant History Lesson
As a current corporate director of human resources, I am on a continual quest for books on leadership. That is, "good" books on leadership. I am especially interested in those that draw from an analogy. As an example, I really enjoyed the great work - High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership) and the simple yet effective - The Tazie Effect. (Of course I am also partial to my own book, Wingtips with Spurs) With this tome by Forbes and John Prevas, the analogy is much closer to home than either of these titles. Business and government leadership are not only comparative, indeed they are often interdependent.
As we have the roman military and the Catholic Church to thank for our current leadership model, this book truly hits the mark with its great lessons and teachings. If you do not believe the comment in the preceding sentence, consider this simple example.
Obey us completely or be:
1. Put to death (Roman Military)
2. Excommunicated (Church)
3. Terminated (Modern Business)
Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn is a remarkable historical guide that easily slips into the business arena. Taking lessons from the rise and fall of empires, and then building correlations with our modern business leaders, the wise among us will take these lessons to heart and reflect them in our actions. This is an appealing book that notes a strong correlation between leaders throughout history and business/management leaders in the current era.
I hope you find this review helpful.
Michael L. Gooch, SPHR
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