Elizabeth I, CEO: strategic lessons from the leader who built an empire

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Prentice Hall Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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This book reveals how the embattled monarch overcame daunting obstacles to win intense loyalty and lead England to greatness. 'Elizabeth I, CEO' will attract the leaders of today, the builders of contemporary empires, as well as history-lovers. The life of Elizabeth has much to say to those beginning their climb up the corporate ladder as well those who, having attained the top rung, do not want to slip from it. The queen's long reign offers lessons on; Developing a leadership attitude and image, enhanced by personal dynamism Becoming an effective coach and mentor, skilled at nurturing creativity Manipulating others - subtly and ethically Knowing and anticipating the 'enemy' Setting clear goals and motivating others to work to achieve them Most of all, the career of Elizabeth I is an example of vision, of creating vision, of communicating vision, and of realizing vision. Not only did she create loyalty among those nearest her, she met headlong an array of the most daunting challenges any leader has ever faced

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Review: Elizabeth I CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire

User Review  - Carissa - Goodreads

I enjoyed learning about Elizabeth, but must admit that I had little interest in learning how to become a better leader. Maybe that's why I found the advice fairly obvious and slightly unhelpful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Serger - Goodreads

Results, results and more results. The leadership theme brought on by the author was clearly shown in the Queens willingness to put people first before her own needs. Awesome book, backed up with a ... Read full review

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ALAN AXELROD created the Ian Samuel Group Inc. and now serves as its president. He is the author of numerous books, including the Dictionary of American Folklore, The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography, and Dictators and Tyrants.

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