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More About This Title Leadership Lessons from the Ancient World
Roger Lowe, Vice Principal for Planning and Resources at Kingston College, is a chartered manager with experience of management training in both the public and private sectors. For Roger, the lessons of ancient leadership in this volume are particularly relevant at a time of globalization and technological advance.
Ian Shaw is a training and development manager with Nestlé Purina Petcare. Having worked in a variety of large and small companies, his current work is strongly focussed on leadership development. It is his firm belief that leadership development will play a key role in sustaining commercial success over the next decade.
1. Courage: the daring of Ramesses II at Kadesh.
2. Risk taking: Thutmose III’s handling of his forces.
3. The ability to motivate: the military revolution of Wuling.
4. Creating a compelling vision: the commoner emperor Liu Bang.
5. Developing people: the Han emperor Wu Di’s approach.
6. Focusing on results: the strategy of Themistocles.
7. Integrity: the political supremacy of Pericles.
8. Taking decisive action: the critical decisions of Epaminondas.
9. Influencing people: Alexander’s multi-ethnic kingdom.
10. Leaving a legacy: the abdication of Candragupta.
11. Representing the business: Hannibal’s invasion of Italy.
12. Creativity: the resourcefulness of Zhu Geliang.
13. Learning: Li Shimin and Wei Zheng.
14. Change: Sulla’s constitutional reforms.
15. Networking: Cicero’s efforts to find allies.
16. Dealing with conflict: the policies of Vespasian.
17. Empowerment: Diocletian’s imperial reforms.
18. Recognising achievement: the triumph of Belisarius.
19. Leadership gambles: shifting the odds in your favour.
Suggestions for further reading.
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