Skills and experience might land you a leadership position, but they don't make you a true leader.Leadership comes from inside - and the greatest leaders first question themselves before they tackle the world around them. To aid in this critical interrogation, TheTen Golden Rules of Leadership explores ideas from Aristotle, Heraclitus, Sophocles, Hesiod, and other great thinkers, including:
Know thyselfDo not waste energy on things you cannot changeNurture communityAlways embrace the truthLet competition reveal talentLive life by a higher codeUnderstand that character is destiny
Then it shows you how to take each idea - along with what you've learned about yourself - and apply it to the challenges of the modern workplace. As Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great, you too will learn what it takes to conquer all.
M. A. Soupios, Ph,D., is professor of political philosophy at Long Island University, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He holds eight graduate degrees including four earned doctorates. Panos Mourdoukoutas, Ph,D., is professor of economics at Long Island University. A regular contributor to Forbes.com, he has been published in Barron's, The New York Times, The Japan Times, Newsday, and other publications.
CONTENTS Preface ix Introduction 1 RULE 1 Know Thyself 7 RULE 2 Office Shows the Person 17 RULE 3 Nurture Community in the Workplace 29 RULE 4 Do Not Waste Energy on Things You Cannot Change 43 RULE 5 Always Embrace the Truth 53 RULE 6 Let Competition Reveal Talent 65 RULE 7 Live Life by a Higher Code 75 RULE 8 Always Evaluate Information with a Critical Eye 91 RULE 9 Never Underestimate the Power of Personal Integrity 103 RULE 10 Character Is Destiny 115 Epilogue 125 About the Authors 129