- 単行本: 246ページ
- 出版社: 日経BP社 (2001/1/19)
- 言語: 日本語
- ISBN-10: 4822242161
- ISBN-13: 978-4822242169
- 発売日： 2001/1/19
- 梱包サイズ: 19 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm
- おすすめ度： この商品の最初のレビューを書き込んでください。
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: 本 - 1,081,145位 (本の売れ筋ランキングを見る)
最高経営責任者シェイクスピア 単行本 – 2001/1/19
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
1. Shakespeare On Management: Wise Business Counsel from the Bard
2. Shakespeare in Charge: The Bard's Guide to Leading and Succeeding on the Business Stage
3. Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers
As I use 3 Shakespeare plays (Julius Caesar, King Lear, and Hamlet) as case studies in my own books how could I not follow this up.
The first of these, Shakespeare On Management, I would rate as 2 out of 5. The author, Jay M. Shafritz has chosen 56 topics from Dining Room Deals to Working Stiffs and then applied a number of Shakespeare quotations to each of these topics. Useful if need to give a talk on a subject and want to use some Shakespearean quotes.
The second, Shakespeare in Charge, takes 5 key topics of management and for each topic chooses a play and draws lessons. This is a meatier book and I would score it 4 out of 5.
The five topics and the associated plays are:
• Leadership – Henry V
• Confronting Change – The Taming of the Shrew
• Making Your Play in Business – Julius Caesar
• Risk Management – The Merchant of Venice
• Crisis Management – Hamlet
For each topic not only is the play used to provide lessons but then at each topic several other lessons are drawn using other material. This book has more depth and I thought the final chapter on Claudius as the crisis manager par excellence was very good.
If I was forced to choose only one book of the three it would be the third, Shakespeare on Management, by Paul Corrigan. This book uses seven plays Richard II, King Lear, Anthony, Richard III, Macbeth, Coriolanus and Henry V. The first six are used to demonstrate what leaders and managers should not do, while Henry V is used to demonstrate what leaders/managers should do. I would rate this book as 5 out 5. It is well written, has a lot of depth and gave me a number of fresh insights into Shakespeare, Leadership and Management. The final chapter – Listening to Fools and Knaves should be read by anyone wishing a leadership or management role.
The engaging, insightful and informative contents include:
* Act I- on leadership- relating to Henry V's intuitive inspirational leadership in beating the vastly larger French forces at Agincourt, with lessons for today including: be poised and ready to exploit opportunities, have courage and determination, have clear vision and goals, closely examine details, encourage straight talking and listen clearly, be competent in company's field of activity, and set example caring for team.
* Act II- confronting change- relating to Petruchio's search for fortune by taming the rich shrew Kate following personal tragedy- turn misfortune into opportunity, set a few clear goals and pursue heartily, don't diversify too far beyond core competencies and change one thing at time, establish change as normal, implement change quickly and boldly, and have a broad flexible plan to cope with future uncertainties.
* Act III- organising operations- relating to the assassination of Julius Caeser- recruit the best for key positions (determined by personal attributes, job skills, motivation, teamwork) avoiding boastful job-churning "assistant to, consultant or advisors", succession planning, manage complexity of a "thousand actions" towards goals, effective use of communications (know topic, preparation, be concise, avoid "no comment" or "off the record", go hi-tech, prepare for leaks), attention to detail and management of people.
* Act IV- risk management- relating to Portia's management of husband-created severe risk in Merchant of Venice- risk is necessary for success, analyse in light of alternative options, seek facts and be wary of validity, act toughly, do not risk all, and understand & manage consequences.
* Act V- crisis management- relating to Claudius and Hamlet- always be prepared for a crisis, assess customer verdict (good or bad), have crisis team in place in advance, report promptly appropriate information to the public, have a crisis centre, practice crisis plans, be quick, include an outsider in team, maintain operations during crisis without distraction, and let intuition & honour guide you.
* Epilogue- for life and corporate management- recognise and manage existing assets, assume responsibility, guard credibility, build strong and flexible mergers, select friends and colleagues carefully, recognise frailties and encourage development, prepare for crises and recover quickly, be fiscally responsible, and finally prize reputation.
The few weaknesses include the occasional typos and grammatical errors, and the lack of bibliography assisting further exploration of this concept. It could also be said that the lessons already exist in management texts, and that business often looks in the past for inspiration and guidance- but not so interestingly and ably illustrated. Possibly those who have already invested effort in trying to understand the many levels of Shakespeare's work will find this book easier to read.
The significant strengths include: the light-hearted, energetic, attractive writing style intertwining quotes from Shakespeare with global contemporary examples (e.g. Aerospace, Pharmaceuticals, and even dot.coms); solid contents with relevance to business with various "acting lessons" (many summarised above); and the credibility and experience of authors as senior global executives. A recommended refreshing look at business success for all levels within business.