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Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare’s Plays

Author(s): GRK Murty

Book Description

“Whatsoever a great man does, the same is done by others as well”, says the Bhagavadgītā. Shakespeare is one of such great men. He decocted man’s cosmic world into his plays, and his characters display greatness along with humility and frailty. His plays, which so lucidly articulate the hidden process of interiority of the protagonists, are a living force even today. The problems that they portray and the consequences that they map are not dissimilar to those that the leaders of today’s businesses encounter. Today’s leaders are, of course, equipped with better tools to manage these, but they may not be superior to the spiritual depth or moral strength that we experience in these classics. In a refreshing approach, this book delineates theories of leadership and management through the characters and the themes of the Bard’s plays, contextualizing their infinite variety to the concepts being expounded in today’s business environment.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3721-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3721-8
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019
Pages / Size: 277 / A5
Price: £64.99


GRK Murty is currently working for IUP Publications as Managing Editor, having previously worked as an Entomology Research Assistant at Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India, and as an officer with the Bank of India. He has published several papers in various science, banking, management, insurance, literature, and education journals, in addition to authoring the books Soft Skills for Success; Currency Market Derivatives; HRM in Knowledge Economy; and Epic Leadership: Timeless Lessons from the Rāmāyaṇa, among others. He is also the co-editor of Select Issues in Macroeconomics: A Quantitative Approach. His research interests include business leadership and Sanskrit classics.