Saturday, September 01, 2007

[muse] Leonidas and Xerxes

In addition to being a fantasic film, "300" is also an interesting study of two very different management styles:

[ Leonidas ]
- Hands-on manager (got awesome sparta muscles to show off)
- Inspires results from his troops
- Lead-by-example

[ Xerxes ]
- Hands-off manager (can't ruin the battlefield bling bling)
- Demands results from his generals (by either showering them with great rewards, or chopping their heads off)
- Lead-by-aura

Which strategy is more effective in different situations?