Synopses & Reviews
From the author's introduction: Fables for Leaders includes 100+ short stories of talking animals and trees.... and my ruminations on each. I emphasize the philosophical and ethical aspects in these stories - from across the centuries - to my own on-the-job experiences, - successes and failures - and relate them to our contemporary behavior and decision-making. We relate to stories, we remember stories, and these fable stories may help in thinking through and solving, in untraditional ways, problems on the job.Whimsical illustrations by international artist and paper cutter, B atrice Coron, capture the charm of this ancient literature and add to its comprehension and enjoyment.Each entry -in 7 chapters- sets forth the original fable followed by Lubans' commentary. And, many fable feature a My Thoughts space to explore how this fable relates to the reader. The seven chapter heads: Us and them Office politics The Organization Problems Budgeting and strategic planning The effective follower The effective leader.Topical sub-heads include: Perspective makes a differenceWhere is the cooperation? Hiring decisionsPerformance appraisalPretendersKindness, loyalty and respect for the boss...or not Have you heard of the Tall Poppy?Gossip and envy Are you leading or am I following?Etc.