From Plato to Plutarch, Shakespeare to Churchill, Machiavelli to Melville, Jane Austen to Carl Jung, Pericles to Peter Drucker...and many more - here aer the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries.
You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment, and strength of character that all great leaders have, but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach. The Greats on Leadership gets you there.
It's an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries - featuring classic authors from Shakespeare to Shaw, Churchill to Covey - combined with the best contemporary leadership concepts and plenty of real-life tools and examples. No matter where in the organisation you sit, this remarkably readable and practical guide will set you on the road to becoming a great leader.
About the Author
Jocelyn Davis, founder and principal of Seven Learning, is a highly regarded author, consultant, and thought leader with more than 20 years' success in the corporate learning industry. Her clients have included EDF Energy, IBM, Micosoft, Unilever and the Walt Disney Company. She is lead author of the book Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution (Harvard Business Review Press) and co-author of Forum's Principles of Learning.
Davis provides a book of substance that is a joy to read. In doing so, she demonstrates the relevance of the humanities even in a fast-changing 21st-century world. - SUCCESS magazine
For anyone who wants to be a great leader in one manageable book. - Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Thinker on Leadership in the World
Eminently practical. A great balance of introspection, inspiration, and impetus toward execution. - 800-CEO-READS Editor's Choice
A delightful and mind stretching read that, when coupled with application tools and exercises, transforms the theoretical to the actionable. - Richard Whiteley, author of The Customer Driven Company, Love the Work You re With, The Corporate Shaman
Whenever I hear Jocelyn Davis talk about leadership, I listen. Her latest, The Greats on Leadership, is indispensable to the novice and a great resource for the experienced. - Bryan Burrough, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Barbarians at the Gate
Brings to life the writings of many of our most- loved authors and applies their thinking to present day business. This is a book you will return to, time and time again. - Karen Blal, CIPD Regional Director Asia
A rare blend of old and new. Davis draws together leadership lessons with the best of modern business writers. - Robert Mass, Partner, Head of International Compliance, Goldman Sachs
A great reminder to think about leadership in terms of the scope of the leader s impact and not rungs on the corporate ladder. - Carmelita Lubos, Director, Global Talent Management, Burberry