To be machiavellian is to demonstrate characteristics of expediency, deceit, and cunning and as machiavelli wrote in, the prince, these are the qualities of a great leader the prince was published in 1531, creating great controversy with other political thinkers of the time. A similar range of opinions exists in connection with machiavelli's attitude toward religion in general, and christianity in particular machiavelli was no friend of the institutionalized christian church as he knew it. Machiavelli expresses his belief that no good comes of dissension, since cities that are fiercely divided inevitably succumb [to enemies] at once as a modern example, machiavelli references the venetians, whose misguided fostering of dissension led to disaster. In a strange way, machiavelli had great integrity, for he was a leader who refused to be corrupt, and that the greatest good for all involved was the well-being of the state anything and everything to achieve this end was seen as justifiable and valid.
Machiavelli adds, a prince need not necessarily have all the good qualities i mentioned above, but he should certainly appear to have them however, if a prince actually possesses good qualities and allows them to dictate his conduct, then he will find these attributes harmful. If you think machiavelli was all about materialism and influence, you're wrong his remarkable insights on leadership, entrepreneurs, and life are just as true today as they were 500 yeas ago. Machiavelli and the prince at the peak of the italian renaissance, niccolo machiavelli wrote a brutally frank handbook for leaders, advising them how to take and hold political power around 1500, the italian renaissance flourished.
Machiavelli's contribution in this arena was to demonstrate, through an analysis of history, that behind a veneer of pretended morality, honesty, integrity, and christian practices and virtues. Within lao tzu's tao-teh-ching and machiavelli's the prince, there are similar notions concerning how a ruler should maintain order and how he/she can be an effective leader according to the former, it is best if people are blind to the operations of the state, so that they may always be in awe. Analysis of machiavelli's word choice -- the ends define the means i choose to analyze the phrase, the end justify the means, to determine why machiavelli would have chosen the word justify.
Kain (35) argues machiavelli's approach to leadership can be called scientific because throughout the book he counsels the prince to set aside personal feelings and do only what the situation demands for the good of the state. Machiavellian leaders believe everything's part of one big game they're playing the workplace, their careers, all the way down to every interaction, is all part of the game for machiavellian leaders. A 5 page analysis that compares the political beliefs of sir thomas more and niccolo machiavelli, and then takes a look at the religious positions of two more fifteenth century contemporaries, martin luther and desiderius erasmus the writer argues that these pairs of medieval scholars represented diametrically opposed positions on most issues. A 5 page analysis that compares the political beliefs of sir thomas more and niccolo machiavelli, and then takes a look at the religious positions of two more fifteenth century contemporaries, martin luther and desiderius erasmus.
Machiavelli's work, the prince, is one of the most widely read pieces of literature from the time period this rich text contrasts a medieval connotation of moral leadership with a more humanistic secular rationale for effective leadership. Machiavelli describes the characteristics of a good prince and the same rules apply in leadership today take our course on the use of the prince in leadersh. Italian political strategist niccolo machiavelli was born in 1469 and died in 1527 some of his key sayings were, the end justifies the means and keep your friends close and your enemies.
Good qualities of a leader: a good leader is one who does not promote liberality because liberality makes the leader despised, hated and poor if he is despised by the people, the people will arrange a conspiracy against the prince therefore, the prince needs to satisfy the people to some extent (machiavelli 3. Machiavelli's subversion of the humanist paean to virtues is clearest, and wittiest, when he tackles openly questions of generosity, compassion and honour he repeatedly begins with a self. Customarily, the name 'machiavelli' was a synonym for the devil the myth of the corrupt immorality of niccolo machiavelli (1469-1527) has lasted for many centuries, the description 'machiavellian' being used today for anyone who is seen slyly to manipulate a given situation to their own advantage by means of shrewd political insight.