Getting tired of office politics, a vain boss or disappointing results? The answers to the trickiest business dilemmas can be found in Shakespeare's plays.
In 'To Manage or Not, That is The Question' Wiemer Renkema writes about what we can learn from the world's most renowned playwright, William Shakespeare. His lessons about leadership, diversity, authenticity and communication in plays like Macbeth and Hamlet are still up-to-date. Even though they are over four hundred years old, his ideas about leadership, male / female relationships, deceit and communication are reflected in modern organisations.
Like any Shakespeare play, this book has five acts. You will discover what you can learn about Henry V's leadership, what Lady Macbeth has to say about diversity, how Cordelia tries to keep her integrity, what King Lear can tell you about communication and how Othello makes a mess of a promotion.
Wiemer Renkema holds a Master's degree in sociology and is an enthusiastic amateur play-actor. He is managing director of his own HR consultancy firm, trainer as well as lecturer at The Hague College. Wiemer worked for many years in various HR management positions for leading international organisations such as Arcadis, TNT and Mercer.