Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader who Built an Empire

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Prentice Hall Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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Few leadership titles have been written on the lives of women. Alan Axelrod, noted historian and business management expert, reveals how Elizabeth I overcame daunting obstacles to win intense loyalty and lead England to greatness. 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 and knowing and anticipating the "enemy."How did Elizabeth meet the challenges that faced her, managing not only to stay alive and keep her imperiled nation afloat, but also to win the intense loyalty of her people and lead England to greatness? Historians and biographers have offered many explanations. Elizabeth I, CEO takes a fresh view, exploring issues that are relevant to leaders -- especially business leaders -- of today.

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

User Review  - Sharon Miller - Goodreads

This fun gimmick of a book ultimately seemed to me to betray a rather shallow understanding of both Elizabeth I, and of human psychology. While I applaud the unique and fun focus on the Tudor celebrity as an example of leadership, this short little book wasn't very edifying. Read full review

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

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 is a renowned historian and business writer. He was the co author of the New York Times bestseller What Every American Should Know About American History as well as the BusinessWeek bestsellers Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO. He has written extensively on the Civil War.

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