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This book presents a retrospective of a military battle from the viewpoint of lessons learned about leadership that could easily be transferable to the modern business world. It offers the engaging idea that major historical events are so redolent of the pressures faced in business today that a great deal can be learned from studying history in a modern context. While Frank Steer and Diana Vermeulen consider the perspective of the criteria for business excellence as a framework for evaluating leadership, their central focus is on the opposing leadership styles of the two forces. Join Frank and Diana as they lead you around the battlefield at Waterloo to examine the reasons why all did not go to plan, and to evaluate how the personalities of the various leaders had such a profound impact on events. The personalities studied will not only be those of Napoleon and Wellington -- two men just three months apart in age but a lifetime apart in background and character -- but also Blucher and Ney, and Grouchy and Soult. Frank's knowledge of the military events at Waterloo and his interpretation of them into modern management beliefs and standards is unrivaled, while Diana's contribution from an industrial psychologist's experience adds a valuable layer of depth. This fascinating book leads you through the maze of the battles on a learning journey that offers you the chance to be part of a truly unique experience.
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For organisations to be successful, leaders have to be role models, acting with integrity and putting personal service to the organisation beyond pure self-interest.
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Book Description GOAL/QPC, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M157681100X