A guide to leading without losing your head, inspired by the bestselling books and smash television series, Game of Thrones.
Why do people follow Jon Snow into battle?
What makes Tyrion Lannister such an effective advisor?
How has Daenerys Targaryen overcome so many challengers?
And in a competitive office environment, how can you avoid losing your own head?
Westeros is a harsh, volatile and bloody landscape, but so is the real world. Every day you're presented with challenges; decisions on which roads to take, which risks to confront and whether you should answer the call to adventure and take that new job that's outside of your comfort zone. From the middle of the battleground, it can be difficult to see where the victory lies.
In this fascinating book, leading business expert Bruce Craven analyses the various players in Game of Thrones, following their moves as they learn how to face conflict, build resilience, develop contextual and emotional intelligence, improve their long-term vision, and more.
An entertaining and accessible guide through our dangerous office lives, Win or Die shows that even when enemies are at the city gates and dragons circle above, you too can turn threat into opportunity, win the mental battle and get to the top of your game.
"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." - Cersei Lannister
Bruce Craven teaches his popular elective 'Leadership Through Fiction' at Columbia Business School, where he also serves as the Director of Columbia's Advanced Management Program. He has taught workshops in resilience and flexible thinking for organisations in the United States and Europe. He studied Politics and Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Coachella Valley in California.
Business & Management
Paperback - B format
TV tie-in humour