Kingdomality: An Ingenious New Way to Triumph in Management

Kingdomality: An Ingenious New Way to Triumph in Management

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by Sheldon Bowles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1401301355

ISBN-13: 2901401301353

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Hyperion

Kingdomality will change the way you work -- forever. By pinpointing 12 types of employees -- and recognizing their strengths and weaknesses -- Kingdomality offers practical business improvement tools to help managers to flourish in kingdoms large and small.

Using a medieval kingdom as a parable for a business environment, Kingdomality provides an

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Kingdomality will change the way you work -- forever. By pinpointing 12 types of employees -- and recognizing their strengths and weaknesses -- Kingdomality offers practical business improvement tools to help managers to flourish in kingdoms large and small.

Using a medieval kingdom as a parable for a business environment, Kingdomality provides an engaging and useful tool for analyzing and improving the workplace.

Here's an example of how this parable works: King Harold runs the most disorganized, unproductive kingdom in the land. Tired of not getting results, he turns to veteran management consultant Lady Elizabeth, who guides him through the concept of Kingdomality. Following King Harold, the reader will meet 12 medieval characters. Each character will have likes and dislikes; environments where they flourish and where they falter. By the end of the journey, King Harold knows exactly how to assign tasks to each of his subjects and transform his floundering kingdom to a flourishing country. And with the help of Kingdomality, any business manager will be able to do the same.

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ISBN-13:
2901401301353
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is just the kind of book we need to use not only in our organizations, but in everyday life interacting with other people! As an MBTI user and big fan, I found the model to be totally in alignment with the theory of the great psychiatrist Carl Jung, who was acknowledged by the foreword written by Ken Blanchard in my copy. This makes it a wonderfully refreshing and new way of looking at type and temperament in a very memorable and entertaining fashion. I like the easy definitions and pictorial representations of each of the twelve roles. It would certainly make an enlightening workshop! All in all, an excellent book, can be read quickly with sufficient depth, and well worth buying!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kingdomality is a great way to recognize the different styles of managers, co-workers, everybody! And it provides the comunication tools to allow you to get your message through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As far as business books go, this is the most unique and intriguing book that I have ever read. I enjoyed finding out about my medieval character, The Discoverer, and I how I best interact with those around me in the Kingdom. I only wish that I could get my book back from all of my friends that have borrowed it. That probably won't be anytime soon, so I'm just going to have to buy another one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have used many of the available personality assessments but the Kingdomality concepts are the best. Many of Carl Jung derivatives are too complicated but this book makes it understandable and fun. It would be great if the authors offered training programs
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much. Reading about the characters and the various personalities in the medieval kingdom made me think my company, like many others, is probably a parallel universe. I visited the website the book recommended and had fun taking the Kingdomality test on line. I see broad applications for team building and facilitation of group dynamics in the workplace using knowledge gleaned from the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kingdomality was an easy read but packed with a lot of information. The medieval setting and the characters made for an entertaining and enjoyable read. I couldn't wait to discover my own character and that of those around me, at work and at home. Very helpful in understanding interpersonal interactions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Kingdomality' was a fun read, and I've found the tips on successful interaction between the different personality styles to be useful at both home and work. It seems to work because it's memorable and makes sense. Good stuff!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!! It's not the typical dull and dreary management book - it's an interesting fun read. Does indeed, promote an 'ingenious' way to see yourself and interact with people you don't understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I both enjoyed reading the book. It offers great management advice in an entertaining style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked the One Minute Manager or Raving Fans you will love Kingdomality! This is a very creative team building tool. I encourage you to go to the Kingdomality web site, find out what your role would have been in the medieval kingdom. Then read the book and use it professionally or personally to understand how you and your team/friends best work/play together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found out I'm a Benevolent Ruler and I absolutely adore this book. I've shared it already with almost 100 friends and colleagues. It's presented in a way that is fun and fresh and non-threatening. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fresh approach to communication and team building.