The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership

Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders

The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership

Authors: M. A. Soupios, Panos Mourdoukoutas
Pub Date: November 2014
Print Edition: $15.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434673
Page Count: 144
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434680

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Authentic leadership is more than just the sum of your skills and experience. It comes from inside, and requires the cultivation of a personal philosophy that carefully examines the nuances and complexities of life. If you want to transform yourself into an inspired leader--one capable of taking your organization and people to new heights--who better to look to for guidance than some of the greatest thinkers in history?

Exploring the writings of classical figures such as Thales, Plato, Aristotle, and Hesiod, The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership emphasizes the critical difference between genuine leadership and mere administration. Bridging the gap between timeless wisdom and modern business, the book examines ten crucial axioms of leadership, including:

Know Thyself. Understanding your inner world, and your personal strengths and weaknesses, is a fundamental precondition necessary for true and lasting leadership.

Nurture Community in the Workplace. Exceptional leaders provide the right support, guidance, and incentives to sustain an environment conducive to greatness.

Let Competition Reveal Talent. Harness the forces of competition constructively to release the ingenuity and creativity of your employees toward the pursuit of your corporate goals and objectives.

Always Embrace the Truth. Encourage candid criticism throughout your organization, be skeptical of flattering appraisals, and never let authority place a wedge between yourself and reality.

The qualities and practices of outstanding leaders have remained constant since civilization began. This book is an invaluable source of insight and vision that will help you become the leader you are meant to be.

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, he has been published in Barron's, The New York Times, The Japan Times, Newsday, and other publications.

Together, they are authors of The Ten Golden Rules: Ancient Wisdom from the Greek Philosophers on Living the Good Life.

Connect with Panos Mourdoukoutas at @PMourdoukoutas

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