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Leadership Paperback – Bargain Price, January 5, 2005
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Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Effective management advice from the master. Giuliani shows again why his admirers number in the millions." -- People
"Leadership shines...There is a useful lesson here." -- Financial Times (London)
"Lively yet practical...crisp and authoritative." -- Bookpage
"The level of devotion to his job comes through on every page." -- The Palm Beach Post
"Written with the bluntness and unsentimental bravado that people have come to expect from the former mayor of New York." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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But what is Rudy Giuliani if not presumptuous, audacious, in-your-face? And, in the final analysis, the book delivers. Big time. There is great advice here, as there is in most books about leadership and management, but the richness of Giuliani's book is the texture, illustrating the points with fascinating "inside" stories from a career that merited giving this kind of advice even if he had not become "our Churchill" after September 11.
In fact, one of the great joys of this book, and a great piece of information to remember, is that Giuliani started writing this book well before the events of 9-11. Our lasting image of him is as a universally loved leader and stateman who transcended politics, but Rudy didn't GET to that position by accident. He knew when to fight, when to coddle, when to get tough, when to mend fences, when to take an unpopular position, when to take risks. He was an incredibly effective, though controversial, prosecutor, and an incredibly effective, though controversial, mayor. This book tells you all the stories, and shows you why he was so successful. Absolutely, the September 11 stuff is gripping, maybe the best material we can get our hands on about the event. But this was no quickie project designed to capitalize on the mayor's strength during that crisis.Read more ›
Then came 9-11. He wisely chose to add chapter 1 on the events of 9-11 and the immediate aftermath. The final chapter describes how the recovery was achieved over the last days of his adminstration. Basically Giuliani was always interested in being a leader. He read a lot about and learned a lot from his mentors. Many of the ideas in this book I had already learned from reading and taking courses in leadership, e.g. empower and make everyone accountable, be open and honest and communicate clearly, let your positions be known but allow for open and honest debate, and consider all reasonable options but make a decision and stick with it.
What the book added for me was the details of Rudy's experience from his father and grandfather teaching him as a child how to stand up to bullies, to the synergism of Torre and Steinbrenner, to the teachings of Judge MacMahon and to the example of Ronald Reagan standing up to the air traffic controller. Not only does Rudy clearly relate these experiences but he also takes examples from his years in the district attorney's office and as Mayor of New York where he applied the lessons he learned.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Leadership toward conservatism or toward Leftism? One can't attack conservative's in favor of Leftist's and call themselves conservative. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Respecthelect
Bought it for tips on leadership, but did not find much of that. It is mostly a self-absorbed story about what he did during the 9-11 crisis while mayor of NY..Published 27 days ago by James P Anthony
This is a great book . I enjoyed reading it ! I learned so much about leadership. I learned how Rudolph Giuliani leadership skills can be employed successfully by anyone ! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Francisco Alba
I bought the book for my son. Shipped when they said it would be shipped. He loves the book.Published 9 months ago by Lorraine Concilio
Rudolph Giuliani's "Leadership" is a useful study of some of the things that made his mayoralty a success in New York City (success in that he attacked problems as he... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wayne A. Smith
A mayor, but the book seems inconclusive to the understanding of management as to the chain of command.Published 11 months ago by Robert L. Davis