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The Ajax DilemmaJustice, Fairness, and Rewards$
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Paul Woodruff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199768615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.001.0001

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(p.185) Leadership
The Ajax Dilemma

Paul Woodruff

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the characteristics of good leaders. These include cultivating qualities of character that others want to follow; aiming to do what is best for all in the group or the institution; and never saying, “I Have No Choice”. The chapter also explains how leaders are not afraid of losing their authority; leadership is not the same as management; leaders do not fail; leaders are good followers; leaders think for themselves; leaders are good losers; and leaders are the glue of community. It concludes with an assessment of Sophocles's treatment of Ajax and Odysseus.

Keywords:   leaders, leadership, Sophocles, Odysseus, Ajax

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