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Author Christensen, Joel (Joel P.), author.

Title Becoming powerful through compromise : Hesiod's Zeus as chairman of the gods / Joel P. Christensen
Published London : SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series SAGE Knowledge. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary This case study will look at the foundational narrative of the divine realm in the Theogony for the perspective it can offer on the development of effective leadership. Specifically, it will look at how the "succession story"--how Ouranos and Cronos are in turn overthrown while Zeus is not--can function as an allegory for different ways of using authority. In particular, it will offer a structural reading of myth to show how Zeus makes alliances, builds partnerships, and relies on both strength and intelligence. Hesiod's story can therefore function as a paradigm for how to wield power. This model, however, depends on certain social conditions, the absence of which may pose challenges to authoritarian uses of power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Zeus (Greek deity) -- Influence
SUBJECT Zeus (Greek deity) fast
Subject Leadership.
Executive coaching.
Power (Philosophy)
Executive coaching
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Power (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781526496911
Other Titles Hesiod's Zeus as chairman of the gods