Is Andy Grove a better actor than you?

Last Updated Jan 21, 2008 11:01 AM EST

There's a clever look at leadership in the winter issue of Strategy + Business. It's posted as Shall I compare thee to an Andy Grove?
The piece asserts that business and political leaders hit their heights when they create effective characters to present to people. It then looks at how Shakespearean plays like Henry V and Richard III are taught in leadership courses,. The author indulges in the obvious: a trip to acting school in England.

All in all, a good read, and an intriguing argument that the best leaders may also be the best actors.

What do you think? Does 'fake it 'til you make it' work?

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    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.