- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (February 9, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599266288
- ISBN-13: 978-1599266282
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,186,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Never Rule Without A Magician, A Sage And A Fool: How Great Advisors Help Leaders Soar-While Keeping Both Feet On The Ground
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About the Author
Clare Novak is an international leadership development trainer and consultant. Her clients represent a variety of industries and range from multi-national corporations to not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Novak authored numerous articles, one of which, The Consultant as Archetypal Fool was the idea seed for this book. She is also a speaker and has addressed national and international conferences and numerous professional organizations on topics as diverse as Coaxing Creativity from Cube Dwellers and EBIT, Duh! Her personal journeys have led her to explore everything from ice climbing to dinner on the Danube, Dneiper and the Nile.
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Top Customer Reviews
An internationally known leadership trainer and consultant, Ms. Novak's breakout first book looks at leadership in a different light; one in which a smart king (or CEO) enlists and utilizes the advice of a few trusted advisors - a Magician, a Sage, and a Fool.
Using her internationally respected expertise and a sly sense of humor, Ms. Novak discusses the concept of successful management from the viewpoint of King Arthur, Merlin, and similar characters from that period. Concepts such as truth, honesty, and care for others are easily and smoothly blended with instilling a positive and profitable corporate culture. Written in a relaxed and informative style, Ms. Novak explains why a CEO needs to find and listen to a few trusted - yet honest - advisors.
Whether one refers to successful management these days as maneuver warfare, maximizing resources, or Trump's "Take no prisoners," every corporation's work ethic and goals flow from the top down - and if the CEO / King follows Ms. Novak's sage advice of enlisting a Magician, a Sage, and a Fool, then there is a far better chance that the business will do well in today's trying times.
This book is highly recommended for both the future and experienced business executive!