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Inspirational leadership: Henry V and the muse of fire: timeless insights from Shakespeare's greatest leader

Author: Olivier, Richard Publisher: Spiro Press, 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 211 p. : Ill./Photos ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1904298214Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Inspirational Leadership Henry V and the Muse of Fire Contents FOREWORD by Mark Rylance INTRODUCTION PART 1 Henry V and leadership The new leader The arts, Shakespeare and Henry V in business The story behind the book Mythodrama Text and interpretation PART 2 The story of Henry's past -- Prince Hal Henry IV Part 1 Henry IV Part 2 PART 3 The story of Henry V (and important leadership themes) Act 1 -- from vision to commitment Act 2 -- traitors and other bad habits Act 3 -- into battle; first footholds, first setbacks Act 4 -- the "dark night of the soul" Act 5 -- turning the battlefield into a garden PROLOGUE A call to the imagination The story Comment ACT 1 From vision to commitment ACT 1 -- SCENE 1 Assessing the past The story Telling the organization's story Honouring past achievements vii xix xix xix xix xxi xxii xxiii xxiv xxiv xxvii xxx xxx xxxiii xxxiv xxxv xxxvii 1,3 4 4 7 9 9 10 10 The beginnings of leadership "Leaving the tavern" The angel of consideration The sense of destiny The line of service Vision Mission Henry's line of service ACT 1 -- SCENE 2 Vision, mission and commitment The story Why do we need a vision? Vision makes a difference Be aware -- be open Head in the clouds, feet on the ground Accessing discretionary effort Qualitative not quantitative Don't confuse the vision with the target Finding a vision Outer and inner alignment -- picking the right fight Inner alignment -- do we have agreement "within"? What is your "France"? A personal line of service Preparing the ground for the mission Seeking out support Inheriting a mission Building consent Visible commitment Are we "in line"? "Reasonable swiftness" Sharing the vision ACT 2 Traitors and other bad habits ACT 2 -- CHORUS Inner resources, inner traitors 11 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 23 24 26 29 30 31 32 34 35 37 37 38 39 41 42 44 45 46 47 47 49 51 Forces for and against A new model of leadership potentials Introducing the characters "Typecasting" "Inner resources" "Inner traitors" -- underplaying characters "Inner traitors" -- overplaying characters Identifying the "inner traitors" Different "inner traitors" at different levels Keeping watch ACT 2 -- SCENE 1 Old friends The story The spin of honour Inclusivity The four elements Necessary sacrifice Old habits ACT 2 -- SCENE 2 Managing the "disagreers" (and dealing with the traitors) The story The king's gifts Political intelligence The three types of "disagreers" Distinguishing naysayers and critics Distinguishing critics and traitors Jealousy or envy? Tricking the tricksters Identifying the traitors Managing the naysayers Silencing the critics Dealing with traitors Happy endings 51 52 52 54 55 57 57 59 60 61 62 62 63 63 64 66 67 68 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 80 81 83 85 ACT 2 -- SCENE 3 An old friend dies The story The king's responsibility ACT 2 -- SCENE 4 The rival prince The story Comment ACT 3 Into battle; first footholds, first setbacks ACT 3 -- CHORUS First steps The story The storyteller's licence First steps -- outer First steps -- inner ACT 3 -- SCENE 1 Motivating the troops The story First steps -- first blocks Common mistakes The right image changes the energy Finding the right image Back up -- what stands behind us? ACT 3 -- SCENE 2 Motivating the cowards The story You can't change everyone... Motivate smarter -- not harder ACT 3 -- SCENE 3 The four captains The story Conflicts of character Delegation as protection Seeing beneath the surface 86 86 87 89 89 90 91 93 93 93 94 94 96 96 97 98 99 100 102 103 103 104 105 106 106 107 108 109 ACT 3 -- SCENE 4 Changing tactics, changing strategy The story Changing tactics -- painting negative pictures Understanding the dark side of human nature Changing character, changing strategy ACT 3 -- SCENE 5 Meeting the princess The story Comment ACT 3 -- SCENE 6 The French response The story Comment ACT 3 -- SCENE 7 Facing the challenge The story The challenge within Managers solve problems -- leaders manage dilemmas Learning to make the hard decisions The challenge from without ACT 3 -- SCENE 8 The enemy awaits The story Comment ACT 4 The "dark night of the soul" ACT 4 -- CHORUS Visible leadership The story The "royal face" The good leader as good actor Playing it right The inner voices of doubt 110 110 112 113 114 116 116 116 117 117 118 118 118 120 121 122 126 129 129 130 131 133 133 134 135 137 138 ACT 4 -- SCENE 1 The dark night of the soul The story The inner battle Private truth The value of a mentor Appropriate selfishness Inappropriate unselfishness Time out Listen first Old acquaintances New acquaintances Distinguishing between duty and soul Future challenge Unloading the burden The natural flow of emotion Facing the shadow Core values ACT 4 -- SCENE 2 Hot air The story Comment ACT 4 -- SCENE 3 Inspiring the troops The story What's in it for me? Less is more The gift of a future "The few" Hardening the resolve A sting in the tail ACT 4 -- SCENE 4 A hostage for fortune The story Comment 139 139 142 142 143 144 145 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 157 157 157 158 158 160 161 162 163 165 166 166 166 167 ACT 4 ­ SCENE 5 Confounding the French The story From order to chaos ­ Henry's battle plan ACT 4 ­ SCENE 6 Killing the prisoners The story The hardest choice Leading may not be good for you... ACT 4 ­ SCENE 7 The price of victory The story The death of innocence Henry the trickster-teacher Building a positive cycle of trust Seeing the individual Modesty in victory ACT 5 Turning the battlefield into a garden ACT 5 ­ CHORUS Towards peace The story Comment ACT 5 ­ SCENE 1 Digesting symbols The story Comment ACT 5 ­ SCENE 2 Turning the battlefield into a garden The story From battlefield to garden From siege to peace Into the garden ­ changing the metaphor Taking off the armour The union of opposites Conjuring a circle 167 167 168 170 170 171 172 173 173 175 175 177 178 179 183 185 185 185 186 186 186 188 188 190 193 194 197 197 199 Courting the inner marriage EPILOGUE Achieving the garden The story Making the difference you can make BIBLIOGRAPHY 201 205 205 205 209

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