The Greats on Leadership

  • by Jocelyn Davis
  • Narrated by Simon Shepherd
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment and strength of character that all great leaders have but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach.
The Greats on Leadership gets you there. It's an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries - featuring classic authors from Shakespeare to Shaw, Churchill to Covey - combined with the best contemporary leadership concepts and plenty of real-life tools and examples.
No matter where in the organisation you sit, this remarkably practical guide will set you on the road to becoming a great leader.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

"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, and The Corporate Shaman)
"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, coauthor of the number one New York Times best seller Barbarians at the Gate)
"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)
"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 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)
"A must-read for anyone who is serious about continuing their own evolution as a leader." (Ed Boswell, former leader of PwC's People & Change Practice)
"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)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2016
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing