1. Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #85 - Orwell, de Quincey & Frye On Literature, Language and Leadership w/Tom Libby 1:50:56

Orwell, de Quincey & Frye On Literature, Language and Leadership w/Tom Libby

  • Welcome and Introduction – 00:00 
  • Grandma’s Word, Spirals, Twisted Prose, Jargon Use – 05:37 
  • Balancing Formal and Informal in Remote Work – 11:32 
  • Sales and Marketing Consultant Cutting Words – 20:55
  • Mixed Metaphors, Code, and Communication in Leadership – 24:51 
  • Misunderstanding the Meaning of the Term “-Ism.” – 31:51 
  • Leaders Delay Reaction, Gather Thoughts, Then Respond Strategically – 35:43 
  • Politeness, Authenticity, and Communication in Modern Culture – 38:40 
  • How can Leaders Balance Politics and Reality for Small Brands – 47:49 
  • Leadership Challenges of Discussing Sex, Religion, and Politics Today – 49:56 
  • Orwell’s Writing and Understanding WWII – 58:24 
  • Literature Beyond Providing Information – 01:04:32
  • de Quincey on Owing Power to Milton’s Writing – 01:13:23 
  • Modern Society Appears Natural – 01:22:02
  • Conformity in Society and Literature’s Conventions – 01:22:50 
  • Literature and Music Provide Well-Rounded Perspectives – 01:37:29 
  • Staying on the Leadership Path with Orwell, de Quincey & Frye  – 01:46:30


Opening and Closing theme composed by Brian Sanyshyn of Brian Sanyshyn Music.

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