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Camelot, Inc.: Leadership and Management Insights from King Arthur and the Round Table [Hardcover]

Paul Oestreicher

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February 18, 2011 0313386951 978-0313386954 1

The many examples of popular movies, television shows, books, comics, and theatrical plays based upon the character of King Arthur or stories of Camelot provide proof of how firmly rooted they are in mainstream culture. Accordingly, King Arthur and Camelot provide a perfect vehicle to communicate important leadership and management concepts that are completely applicable to today's institutions—lessons that the author appropriately terms "Camelot wisdom," as opposed to "conventional wisdom."

Camelot, Inc.: Leadership and Management Insights from King Arthur and the Round Table traces Arthur's evolution from awkward youth to compassionate King to tired ruler, explaining how he learned, developed his leadership philosophy, established a vision and mission, created success, communicated, and failed to confront issues, leading to his decline. This unprecedented examination of Arthur's life illuminates many of today's most pressing leadership challenges, including retaining knowledge; developing coherent plans and proposals; building internal and external advocacy; performing effective negotiation, team building, and success planning; maintaining ethical standards, innovation, and flexibility; and moving from vision to execution.


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• Leverages the evergreen appeal of King Arthur and his court to convey compelling lessons on today's leadership and management issues

• Provides enjoyable, easily digestible reading that sheds light upon topics of communication, business management, and human resources

• Contains information and insights that can be appreciated by general readers, academics, corporate executives, and leaders and members of any organization

• Reveals the value of engaging in mentor relationships, career-long learning, observing and understanding others, and balancing vision with practical execution



• Contains 130 quotes from The Once and Future King, Le Morte D'Arthur, and other Arthur stories

• Provides instruction on many valuable business skills such as setting goals and objectives, planning strategy, assessing results, preparing for the unexpected, and working in teams

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"As a child, my introduction to human drama in literature was through the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable. Truly everything you need to know about human values is found in these tales. Paul Oestreicher recognizes that these tales hold timeless lessons for leaders as he brings the reader inside the Roundtable."

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Greg Simon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Policy, Pfizer and Former Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore

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