What is it about Napoleon Bonaparte that has led recognized modern-day leaders to study his principlesand countless books on management and leadership to quote his maxims? For one, Napoleon rose from relative obscurity to rule all of Western Europe in but a few yearssomething the Romans took centuries to accomplish. He brought order out of chaos. He crafted an administration and civil code that is still in use today. His troops adored him, and the people admired him. Even his arch rival, the Duke of Wellington said, "In this age, in past ages, in any age, Napoleon."
Yet, Napoleon lost it all, only to die alone and in exile. Are there lessons for todays project managers and leaders to be found in his successes and ultimate failings? Indeed, there are.
Project management and leadership are unavoidably and indelibly linked. Recent studies show that excellence in project management is one of the leading enablers of organizational effectiveness. If goals are to be met, one must be equipped to achieve them. Likewise, good project management requires strong leadership if one is going to effectively lead others to achieve a goal.
Napoleon on Project Management is the first book based on a historical figure to address both the leadership and project management community. It is also the first business book to offer valuable lessons based on the principles and maxims of Napoleon Bonapartethe dynamic leader whose wisdom can reach across the chasms of the ages.
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ISBN 978-0785212850 Publication Date April 2006 Author Jerry Manas Format Hardcover Page Count 288 Manufacturer Nelson Business