PMI UK Chapter

February 2022 | What Leaders can Learn from Shakespeare and Other Classics by Michael Gates

February 2022 | What Leaders can Learn from Shakespeare and Other Classics by Michael Gates

Webinar Description

Outline of subjects that will be covered during this webinar:

  • Why Shakespeare?
  • Leadership & Persuasive Communication
  • What makes leaders fail? Modern examples from politics and business
  • Tragedy and its purpose – examples from Homer and Sophocles
  • Tragic flaws in Shakespeare’s heroes applied to contemporary leaders
  • Women in Shakespeare
  • Pushkin & Putin
  • Blindness and vision – Oedipus Rex, Plato, King Lear, Succession
  • Positive models of leadership from Lao Tzu and Tolstoy
  • How to inspire – lessons from Henry V
  • Key takeaways you can apply today

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About Michael Gates

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Michael Gates is one of the world’s leading teachers of cross-cultural management, following a career in radio in the UK in the early 1980s. He is an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, where he also took his M.A. in English Language and Literature. He specialises in cross-cultural negotiation skills, and recently delivered a couple of keynotes and a podcast for PMI Sweden. The moderator of PMI’s conference in Malmö commented ‘Michael quickly moved the crowd from bursting laughter to serious personal reflections.’   He has run 2 previous sessions for PMI UK – on cross-cultural negotiation and working with the Indian culture.

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