Wisdom From The Ancients: Enduring Business Lessons From Alexander The Great, Julius Caesar, And The Illustrious Leaders Of Ancient Greece And Rome

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Ancient Greece, the culture that brought us democracy, philosophy, comedy and tragedy, and the Olympic Games, and ancient Rome, best known for its military prowess, technological achievements, and imperial administration, are justly renowned for their contributions to Western civilization. Wisdom from the Ancients brings alive for today's managers the timeless insights of such larger-than-life figures as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Trajan, Pericles, and dozens of other colorful and enigmatic leaders. Through direct quotations of ancient texts, engaging commentary, and period art, the authors illuminate the strategies and tactics that have withstood the test of time-from leadership and delegation to managing conflict to effective and persuasive communication.
 

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Contents

Leadership
1
Buildinq And Losinq Consfihnencies
25
Consulfinq And Decisionwmkinq S3 4 S+ra+eqy
77
Comperirion
89
Colleqialiry And Teamwork
100
Risk TAkinq
111
Recoqnizinq Opporruniry
127
Communicxfion
141
Mofivbrfion
167
Hirinq Md Firinq
181
Deleqarion
191
Handling Success And Copinq wiHn Mishkes
204
Siqnificmf Ancienf Aufhors And Hisforical Fiqures
213
lwrportmf Dans
219
Index
229
Copyright

MAnAqemen+EwPloyee Relafirions
153

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About the author (2009)

Thomas J. Figueira is a professor of Classics and Ancient History at Rutgers University. T. Corey Brennan is an associate professor in Classics at Rutgers. Rachel Hall Sternberg is Chairperson of the Department of Classical Studies at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

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