Failures of Leadership: History’s Worst Rulers and How Their People Suffered For It by Frederick Parker
“This exciting new book from historian and entrepreneur Frederick Parker looks at the 20 worst failures of leadership in history and the consequences it meant for those under their rule. Through these entertaining historical snapshots, you will learn about their failures so that you can avoid similar pitfalls on your path to success. This book is useful for business executives, managers, and any other type of organizational leader.”
(blurb from Amazon above)
Not sure this book really needs much of a review, it is a simple book that details exactly what it says on the cover. Not particularly exciting but very informative and at some points quite eye opening. For instance, one ruler killed so many people that it affected the carbon dioxide levels during those years….but you have to read the book to find out who and when.
Give it a go, it is only 116 pages.