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How to be Great : From Cleopatra to Churchill Lessons from History's Greatest Leaders - James Adonis

How to be Great

From Cleopatra to Churchill Lessons from History's Greatest Leaders

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What can we learn from the great leaders of the past? In this unique and engaging volume James Adonis, one of Australia's best-known management educators, shows how we can apply the lessons of history to the challenges of the present. Drawing on examples from Walt Disney to Joan of Arc, Adonis explores the many different aspects of good leadership, illustrating how history's most successful leaders have used particular leadership styles to their own advantage, while explaining how we can use those same techniques in the modern workplace.

The key to good leadership? Adaptability. Certain situations may require Benjamin Franklin's pragmatism, Dorothea Dix's dynamism, or something altogether different – the most important lesson is that the very best leaders are able to adjust their leadership style to suit any given situation.

Covering more than fifty historical leaders, ranging from Julius Caesar and Eleanor Roosevelt to less familiar figures such as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, US President James Madison and environmental activist Wangari Maathai, How To Be Great is an entertaining and insightful leadership book with a difference.

About the Author

James Adonis is one of Australia's most well-known employee engagement and team leadership educators. He is currently a PhD candidate researching the ways in which leaders can engage employees during organisational crises and significant change. His previous qualifications cover a diverse range of disciplines including business leadership, marketing management, and political science.

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    Easy read ,great info , will be going back over the info again ,and sharing insights with others.

     
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      Great combination of leadership advice and research coupled with really interesting historical figures. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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      ISBN: 9781863958004
      ISBN-10: 1863958002
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: 27th January 2016
      Publisher: Black Inc.
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.6  x 2.3
      Weight (kg): 0.31