By Steven I. Davis
Today's sustained and violent political conflicts bring up the problem of the way a unmarried chief can effectively unravel such chronic turmoil. Steven Davis makes use of a pattern of 25 powerful leaders drawn from a large ancient universe to figure out that the paradigm of potent management contains powerful course, acute sensitivity to fans' wishes and sustained strength in pursuing this path. eventually Mr Davis exhibits how this historic version is suitable for using modern leaders.
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The King, worried to the point of exhaustion, torn between his dynastic instincts, his appreciation of the unparalleled gifts of his new chancellor, and his p r o f o u n d distaste for Bismarck's m e t h o d s , lay on a sofa' (Crankshaw 198: 160). With William r e d u c e d to tears after Bismarck's c o n c e n t r a t e d assault, Bismarck used threats to beat o t h e r morrarchs like King J o h n into line. T h e outcome was the failure of the Congress of Princes, which had n o m e a n i n g without Prussia's participation.
His indomitable will was reflected in a remarkable resilience a n d persistence. Although a c o m p e t e n t general who moved decisively a n d speedily to attack the enemy, Bolivar suffered his share of serious military defeats in the 1810-20 period. O n three separate occasions he was forced to flee Venezuela for a C a r i b b e a n exile before r e t u r n i n g with yet a n o t h e r invasion force h e created from scratch. Unable to win total power in Venezuela against o t h e r regional dictators such as J o s e A n t o n i o Paez, in 1819 he decided to shift his efforts to win c o n t r o l of an equally divided New G r a n a d a (present-day C o l o m b i a ) .
An integral part of this success was d u e to Carnegie's insight into the motives of his managers, competitors, clients a n d suppliers a n d consequent ability to fine-tune the array of material rewards, bullying, flattery and o t h e r techn i q u e s he used to maximize C a r n e g i e Steel's profitability. W h e t h e r addressing a business or h u m a n issue, Carnegie was totally consistent t h r o u g h o u t his career in his focus on perf o r m a n c e in the critical dimensions of cost, innovation a n d productivity.
Leadership in Conflict: The Lessons of History by Steven I. Davis