Gods of management : the four cultures of leadership
For over fifty years, Charles Handy has set the tone for leadership thinking.
In this business classic, he lays out one of his most famous ideas: the four types of organisational culture, as exemplified by the Greek Gods. Culture is central to a company's efficiency and success, whether it is shaped by a Zeus-like central power or the task-oriented focus of Athena, by Apollo's hierarchical assignment of roles or the person-centred preference of Dionysus.
Successful leaders know their own styles, and cultivate these qualities to create dynamic, productive teams that are top of their field.