Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

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Simon and Schuster, 2002年5月30日 - 320 頁
The issues fueling the intricate plots of Shakespeare's four-hundred-year-old plays are the same common, yet complex issues that business leaders contend with today. And, as John Whitney and Tina Packer so convincingly demonstrate, no one but the Bard himself can penetrate the secrets of leadership with such piercing brilliance. Let him instruct you on the issues that managers face every day:
  • Power: Richard II's fall from power can enlighten us.
  • Trust: Draw on the experiences of King Lear and Othello.
  • Decision: Hamlet illustrates the dos and don'ts of decision making.
  • Action: See why Henry IV was effective and Henry VI was not.

Whitney and Packer do not simply compare Shakespeare's plays with management techniques, instead they draw on their own wealth of business experience to show us how these essential Shakespearean lessons can be applied to modern-day challenges. Power Plays infuses the world of business with new life -- and plenty of drama.
 

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Prologue
11
Power Is a Freighted Idea
23
Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown
55
The Trusted Lieutenant
75
The Skipping King
98
Women and Power
117
ALL THE WORLD SA STAGE
141
Lend Me Your Ears
164
The Choice and Master Deceivers of Their Age
212
Banish Not Your Jack Falstaff
231
Its Up to You
258
8
268
A Woman
286
Notes
295
Index
305
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Poloniuss Paradox
187

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John O. Whitney, director of the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality Management and a professor at Columbia Business School, has served as the CEO, COO, and director of several companies, and conducts popular executive seminars. He lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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