Learning from the masters

    Britischer Schauspieler Anthony Hopkins im Film The Bounty.
    Von Steve Flinders

    In his article "Learning from the masters" in Business Spotlight 4/2017, Steve Flinders gives us an unusual Einblickinsight into leadership and the lessons that can be learned from the arts. As he points out: "Art helps us understand ourselves, and self-understanding im Mittelpunkt stehenis at the heart of good leadership."

    In the article, Flinders looks at eight examples of works of art. Here, he adds seven other works of art and the leadership lessons that you can learn from them.
     

    Art helps us understand ourselves, and self-understanding is at the heart of good leadership

     

    Seven other sources

    Theater

    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
    Lessons: How decisions are made and the dangers of taking decisions without bedenkenthinking through the consequences.
    Characters to watch: Brutus, Cassius, Mark Antony, Julius Caesar

     

    Opera

    La clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
    Lesson: How leaders can learn to put the organization before their own personal interests.
    Character to watch: The KaiserEmperor Titus

     

    Cinema

    The Bounty, hier: Regie führendirected by Roger Donaldson (b. 1945)
    Lesson: How anpassenadapting one's leadership style can lead to either good results or to Katastrophedisaster.
    Character to watch: (Kapitän-)LeutnantLieutenant William Bligh

     

    Fiction

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1902-68)
    Lessons: How leadership can to be born in adversityhier: entstehenbe born in adversity and can be exercised in any human situation. Also, the positive effect that great leadership can have on the lives of others.
    Characters to watch: Ma Joad, Tom Joad

     

    Painting

    The Calling of Saint Matthew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
    Lesson: How powerful leadership can transform people's lives.
    Characters to watch: Jesus, Saint Matthew

     

    Poetry

    The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321)
    Lesson: How good mentoring can support us through the most difficult times and situations.
    Characters to watch: Virgil, Dante

     

    Photography

    "Collins Manager" by Brian Griffin (b. 1948)
    Lesson: How important it is for leaders to understand how others see them.
    Characters to watch: The Collins manager and business leaders in other Brian Griffin photographs

     

    The works discussed in Business Spotlight

    And here are the main works of art that Steven Flinders discusses in the article in Business Spotlight:

    1. Theater: King Lear by William Shakespeare

    2. Opera: Norma by Vincenzo Bellini

    3. Cinema: The Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa

    4. Literature: Animal Farm by George Orwell

    5. Poetry: "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost

    6. Painting: The Emperor Charles V On Horseback by Titian

    7. Photography: "Mahatma Gandhi and His Spinning Wheel" by Margaret Bourke-White

    8. Pop and Rock: Madonna, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones

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