The Wisdom of Alexander the Great

Enduring Leadership Lessons From the Man Who Created an Empire

The Wisdom of Alexander the Great

Author: Lance B. Kurke, Ph.D.
Pub Date: May 2007
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814400982
Page Count: 192
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814428375

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Table of Contents

"Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Maps

Resumé of Alexander the Great

Introduction: The Four Leadership Processes

Chapter 1 Leadership Process One: Reframing Problems

1: Defeating a Navy on Land

2: Battle at the River Hydaspes

3: Suppressing the Revolt at Thebes

4: On Possessions

5: On Founding Cities

6: Mutiny

7: Trust and Loyalty

8: How to Capture an Impregnable Stronghold

9: Logistics Is Underappreciated

10: Crossing the River Hydaspes

11: Conservative Advice Forsaken

Concluding Thoughts on Reframing Problems

Chapter 2 Leadership Process Two: Building Alliances

12: Aftermath of the Battle at the River Hydaspes

13: Royal Hostages

14: On Marriage, Children, and Leading in a Multicultural World

15: Battle at Gaugamela

Concluding Thoughts on Building Alliances

Chapter 3 Leadership Process Three: Establishing Identity

16: Succession

17: On Killing Your Childhood Friend

18: On Heroes

19: On Life and Death

20: Reverence for Predecessors

21: On Transportation

22: Sycophancy or Obeisance?

23: A Lack of Vision

24: Alexander's Letter to Darius

25: Death of Darius III

Concluding Thoughts on Establishing Identity

Chapter 4 Leadership Process Four: Directing Symbols

26: Utter Destruction

27: Illness at Tarsus

28: Reign of Terror

29: Leading from the Front

30: Cutting the Gordian Knot

31: Battle at Granicus

32: Sleeping Before the Battle at Issus

33: Ablutions, Celebrations, and Other Correct Behavior

34: Crossing the Gedrosian Desert

Concluding Thoughts on Directing Symbols

Chapter 5 Concluding Thoughts About Leadership

Chapter 6 Concluding Thoughts About Leadership and Alexander

Appendix: Brief Chronology of Alexander's Life

Bibliography

Further Reading"

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