Long before the Harvard Business School and the "One-Minute Manager," there was the time-tested counsel of William Shakespeare.
Now his theories on management and executive philosophy can be found in "Shakespeare on Management" by Jay M. Shafritz, a compilation of his works with wry commentary by Shafritz on "Dining Room Deals," "Flatterers and Yes Men," "Office Politics" and more.
Here is the immortal bard on:
* Making decisions: "Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt."
* Negotiating techniques: "Dispraise the thing that you desire to buy."
* Dressing for success: "Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd ain fancy, rich, not gaudy, For the apparel oft proclaims the man."