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This highly anticipated book from New York's once controversial, now beloved former mayor opens with a gripping account of Giuliani's immediate reaction to the September 11 attacks, including a narrow escape from the original crisis command headquarters, and closes with the efforts to address the aftermath during his remaining four months in office. But, he argues, he did not suddenly become a great leader on September 11, and "had been doing [my] best to take on challenges my whole career." The bulk of the book draws on his experiences as a corporate lawyer and U.S. attorney and then as mayor. The leadership principles he champions preparation, accountability and strong self-definition chief among them come as no surprise, but the stories he uses as examples are filled with vivid scenes and organized with a veteran trial lawyer's flair for maximum effect. Apart from a few childhood anecdotes, he shies away from his personal life and recalls his abandoned Senate campaign against Hillary Clinton only as one factor in his decisions about dealing with prostate cancer. Throughout, he displays the hands-on management that marked his administration, including his willingness to respond swiftly and in person to crises, to prove that he could be relied on when the city needed him most. While some critics found his style too aggressive, he has an effective counterargument: "Before September 11, there were those who said we were being overly concerned [about security]," he observes. "We didn't hear that afterwards..
-," he observes. "We didn't hear that afterwards."
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"An entertaining read...marked by an obvious passion for the city he led." -- Business Week
"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.
I bought the book for my son. Shipped when they said it would be shipped. He loves the book.Published 5 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 6 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 7 months ago by Robert L. Davis
Giuliani's book is so full of cliches and so devoid of insight as to make it unreadable.Published 7 months ago by S. E. Perlmutter
Anyone who plans to supervise or lead in any field of work needs to read this bookPublished 7 months ago by Brian Tammaro
It was good read, some things were a bit redundant and some info could have been left out to shorten the book and get same points across, overall a good readPublished 8 months ago by victor pecoraro