What you should know about me:

I am a passionate fan of the works of William Shakespeare.

In reading Shakespeare, I have always been fascinated by how his characters inspire, cajole, manipulate, and motivate each other. Whether the hero or the villain, a minor character or the titular lead, one useful lens to look at Shakespeare’s characters is to consider how, and how well, they lead others. As leaders ourselves there is much we can learn from Shakespeare. This blog is going to be my exploration of his works. I intend to read his collected plays (all but a few for at least the second time) considering them, at least partially, as illustrations of effective and ineffective leadership models. Wherever possible, I will draw comparisons to modern leaders, and I will have some friends and colleagues weigh in as well. I welcome feedback and thoughts — and thanks for reading!