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The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons from the Man Who Created an Empire

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"The Wisdom of Alexander the Great" reveals four leadership processes distilled from the life and extraordinary accomplishments of Alexander, King of Macedonia. Each example, tied to a modern-day counterpart, imparts valuable lessons from the timeless legend of one of the greatest leaders in history.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 13th 2007 by Amacom (first published March 30th 2007)
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Steve Rangoussis
May 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Leaders & anyone that needs inspiration
Alexander the Great is the most studied, most referenced leader in all of history. In this work, Lance Kurke examines the actions of Alexander the Great, to illustrate his leadership techniques which was in most cases, ingenious. He discusses how Alexander used techniques such as reframing problems, building alliances, establishing identity, and directing symbols.

Several historical examples are used to illustrate Alexander’s capacity to reframe problems. None is more poignant than being the fir
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Jenna (Falling Letters)
I had to read this book for school - I wasn't interested in the business parts (which is kind of the point...) thought I did like the stories about Alexander the Great. If you're interested in business and Alexander the Great, then you'll like this book ;P
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“One who voluntarily deprives oneself of food may live twice as long as one who is forced to be without food. Similarly, you can choose to go without water for several days, but if you are deprived of it, you die more quickly. The older men survived because they had resaons to live - a garden to finish, a wife to see to, and grandchildren to help raise - whereas the younger men had less encouraging them to return (from battle). Strong wills become more crucial than strong bodies. It was this principle that inspired the establishment of Outward Bound. Yet, more than two millennia earlier, Alexander led his troops out of the desert with this same principle.” 2 likes
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