Management Secrets of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 2nd Edition
In this age of fierce competition, corporate scandal and corruption, and economic challenges, it’s time for some good old-fashioned values—the kind you find in classic Western movies.
You can learn a lot from watching the great Western films—and the great Western stars. Think back on some of your favorite Westerns. The secrets to business success today are the same as they were back then; you have to deal with adversity, organize support, defend yourself against the enemy, and stand up for what’s right.
You can learn a lot about business from watching a few great Westerns. From setting goals to executing strategy, the characters in the best Westerns effectively demonstrate the secrets of successful management—and entertain at the same time.
Think of Gary Cooper in High Noon, John Wayne in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, or Burt Lancaster in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. These Western heroes knew how to plan, how to build a winning team, how to lead, and how to get results. And all their secrets are there for the taking, on the big screen, for all to see.
Management Secrets of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly helps you discover the management secrets hidden in fifty classic Western films, from 1939’s Stagecoach through 2010’s remake of True Grit. These are secrets you can directly apply to your day-to-day management—and, over time, become a better and more successful manager.
This useful and entertaining book shows you what John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and the other Western stars knew about vision and planning, competitive strategy, taking action, team management and leadership, and personal ethics. And when you’re done, you’ll know how to inspire your troops to follow you anywhere—and be ready for your next corporate shootout.
Look at it this way: who would you rather have as your company’s CEO—Donald Trump or Randolph Scott? And is there any doubt that the Man with No Name would emerge victorious on today’s corporate battlefield?
So round up the cattle, light up the campfire, and settle in for an entertaining and informative read—and get ready to learn the Management Secrets of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!