Wisdom from the Ancients: Enduring Business Lessons from Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and the Illustrious Leaders of Ancient Greece and Rome / Edition 1

Wisdom from the Ancients: Enduring Business Lessons from Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and the Illustrious Leaders of Ancient Greece and Rome / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Figueira, T. Corey Brennan, Rachel Hall Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0738203734

ISBN-13: 9780738203737

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Basic Books

Ancient Greece, the culture that brought us democracy, philosophy, comedy and tragedy, and the Olympic Games, and ancient Rome, best known for its military prowess, technological achievements, and imperial administration, are justly renowned for their contributions to Western civilization. Wisdom from the Ancients brings alive for today's managers the timeless

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Ancient Greece, the culture that brought us democracy, philosophy, comedy and tragedy, and the Olympic Games, and ancient Rome, best known for its military prowess, technological achievements, and imperial administration, are justly renowned for their contributions to Western civilization. Wisdom from the Ancients brings alive for today's managers the timeless insights of such larger-than-life figures as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Trajan, Pericles, and dozens of other colorful and enigmatic leaders. Through direct quotations of ancient texts, engaging commentary, and period art, the authors illuminate the strategies and tactics that have withstood the test of time-from leadership and delegation to managing conflict to effective and persuasive communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738203737
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction .... vii
1: Leadership ..... 1
2: Building and Losing constituencies ..... 25
3: Consulting and Decision Making ..... 53
4: Strategy ..... 77
5: Competition ..... 89
6: Collegiality and Teamwork ..... 100
7: Risk Taking ..... 111
8: Recognizing Opportunity ..... 127
9: Communication ..... 141
10: Management Employee Relations 153
11: Motivation ..... 167
12: Hiring and Firing ..... 181
13: Delegation ..... 191
14: Handling Success and Coping with mistakes ..... 204
Glossary of Ancient Authors and Historical Figures ..... 213
Important Dates ..... 219
Index ..... 00

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