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The wisdom of Alexander the Great [electronic resource] : enduring leadership lessons from the man who created an empire / Lance B. Kurke.

By: Kurke, Lance B.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : American Management Association, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 168 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0814428371 (electronic bk.); 9780814428375 (electronic bk.); 0814408206 (electronic bk.); 9780814408209 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C | Leadership | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Leadership | HISTORY -- Ancient | Electronic books | Humaniora HistorieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wisdom of Alexander the Great.DDC classification: 938/.07/092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Map of Alexander's empire -- Resume of Alexander the Great -- Introduction : the four leadership processes -- Leadership process one : reframing problems -- Leadership process two : building alliances -- Leadership process three : establishing identity -- Leadership process four : directing symbols -- Concluding thoughts about leadership -- Concluding thoughts about Alexander -- A brief chronology of Alexander's life.
Summary: Four leadership lessons distilled from the the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great are revealed in this book, relating thirty-four episodes from Alexander's expansion, each tied to a modern-day counterpart. "The Wisdom of Alexander the Great identifies the unique leadership qualities of Alexander, and provides a framework for developing, adapting, and applying these same qualities to 21st-century business." "The Wisdom of Alexander the Great shows how this young leader combined ruthless efficiency on the battlefield with an uncanny understanding of human nature to build an empire that at its height included some 90 percent of the known world. Filled with examples from organizations including Apple Computer, General Motors, Ben and Jerry's, and the U.S. Marine Corps, this book demonstrates how the hallmarks of great leaders are as timeless as they are universal."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-161) and index.

Map of Alexander's empire -- Resume of Alexander the Great -- Introduction : the four leadership processes -- Ch. 1. Leadership process one : reframing problems -- Ch. 2. Leadership process two : building alliances -- Ch. 3. Leadership process three : establishing identity -- Ch. 4. Leadership process four : directing symbols -- Ch. 5. Concluding thoughts about leadership -- Ch. 6. Concluding thoughts about Alexander -- App. A brief chronology of Alexander's life.

Four leadership lessons distilled from the the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great are revealed in this book, relating thirty-four episodes from Alexander's expansion, each tied to a modern-day counterpart. "The Wisdom of Alexander the Great identifies the unique leadership qualities of Alexander, and provides a framework for developing, adapting, and applying these same qualities to 21st-century business." "The Wisdom of Alexander the Great shows how this young leader combined ruthless efficiency on the battlefield with an uncanny understanding of human nature to build an empire that at its height included some 90 percent of the known world. Filled with examples from organizations including Apple Computer, General Motors, Ben and Jerry's, and the U.S. Marine Corps, this book demonstrates how the hallmarks of great leaders are as timeless as they are universal."--BOOK JACKET.

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