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My new book! The Greats on Leadership

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest book, The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers. It will be released¬†in early May wherever books are sold. Reserve your copy today, and read on for details … Many … Continue reading

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Classic Leadership Wisdom from Henry V

Motivation is a perennial hot topic for leaders. There are 2,617 books on Amazon.com in the category of “Motivational Management and Leadership” and 222 specifically about motivating employees. Before you read any of those books, however, I’d suggest a small … Continue reading

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Classic Leadership Wisdom from *True Grit*

“People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day.” So … Continue reading

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Classic Leadership Wisdom: Rudyard Kipling’s “If”

“If,” by Rudyard Kipling, shows up frequently in leadership workshops and for good reason. Along with Churchill’s wonderful comment about Lawrence of Arabia (see Classic Leadership Wisdom for May 8th), the first two lines of this poem are among the … Continue reading

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Classic Leadership Wisdom from Winston Churchill

Everyone knows Winston Churchill is eminently quotable, but not everyone knows he was a superb and prolific writer. One of his most interesting books is Great Contemporaries, a collection of essays on two dozen well-known statesmen, generals, artists, and intellectuals … Continue reading

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Classic Leadership Wisdom from Sophocles

This week’s quote is from the ancient Greek play Antigone, by Sophocles. Creon, King of Thebes, has condemned the princess Antigone to death for disobeying one of his edicts. Prince Haemon, Antigone’s fiance, cautions his father to think again, for … Continue reading

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Classic Leadership Wisdom from Machiavelli

This passage on managing change comes from Chapter VI of Niccolo Machiavelli’s famous (and infamous) handbook for leaders,¬†The Prince. “It should be considered that nothing is more difficult to handle, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than … Continue reading

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