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Evoke the glory of ancient Athens

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During its Golden Age 2,500 years ago the city/state of Athens created democracy and produced some of the greatest art and architecture in history, yet could rise to military excellence when threatened.

Here are some ideas for leading your organization toward that kind of durable greatness:
  1. Let people participate democratically in making decisions.

  2. Support them as they make their dreams become real.

  3. Treat people as equals.

  4. Help them achieve economic and personal objectives.

  5. Set lofty goals that foster a sense of community.
—Adapted from A Company of Citizens, Josiah Ober and Brook Manville, Harvard Business School Press.

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