BLG Leadership Insights

When’s the last time you read The Prince?

The PrinceI’m always struck about how few people have actually read Machiavelli’s The Prince. All leaders should as least have a working familiarity with this text. They should at least understand the key issues Machiavelli talks about. After all, the Prince is essentially a CEO managing Florence and politics is part and parcel of organizational life.

In our culture Machiavellianism has become a diffuse cliche implying cunning and duplicity…