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From Plato to Plutarch, Shakespeare to Churchill, Machiavelli to Melville, Jane Austen to Carl Jung, Pericles to Peter Drucker... and many more - here are the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries.

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The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom from Lincoln, Austen, Lao Tzu and many more... by Jocelyn Davis

The Greats on Leadership is an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries, drawing out the key leadership insights from classic authors, weaving them together with business examples, the best contemporary research, and tools to help put it all into practice.

Among the 20 specific leadership topics included are:
Leadership Traps (Shakespeare)
Change (Machiavelli)
Power (Sophocles)
Dilemmas (Madison, Hamilton)
Communication (Lincoln, Pericles)
Personality Types (Jung)
Motivation (Frankl)
Judgment (Maupassant, Melville, Austen, Shaw)
Character (Churchill, Plutarch, Shelley, Joyce)

The Greats on Leadership shows there are no greater lessons to follow than the classics in the search for practical wisdom.

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The Greats on Leadership Reviews

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
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
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
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
A must-read for anyone who is serious about continuing their own evolution as a leader.--Ed Boswell, former leader of PwCa s People & Change Practice
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 rare book that meshes the deeply profound and personal wisdom of great writers and philosophers with immediately practical tools that anyone can apply.--Court Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan Executive Education
A uniquely insightful take on leadership development.--Charles Miller, SVP Leadership Development, Citibank
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
Eminently practical. A great balance of introspection, inspiration, and impetus toward execution.--800-CEO-READS Editor's Choice
For anyone who wants to be a great leader in one manageable book.--Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Thinker on Leadership in the World

About Jocelyn Davis

Jocelyn Davis is an author and consultant with 25 years' experience in the corporate learning industry. Before founding her company, Seven Learning, she was head of R&D for The Forum Corporation, a global leadership development firm. She is co-author of Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution (Harvard Business Press) and has published widely on leadership, strategy execution, and workplace learning. Her clients have included companies such as Microsoft, Disney, and Unilever. Known as an exceptional leader herself, she is the recipient of awards for excellence in management and product innovation. She holds an M.A. in Philosophy. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and daughter. @JocelynRDavis

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The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom from Lincoln, Austen, Lao Tzu and many more... by Jocelyn Davis
Jocelyn Davis
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