“An excellent book – a veritable management page turner
that has interesting things to say about everything from the evolution of British society to the art of transforming huge organisations…you certainly won’t be disappointed
.” - The Economist
"The lessons of Terry Leahy’s success with Tesco are applicable to any leader, in any country, in any industry. This book gets to the core of what actually matters in business
—the methods and values that really work to drive long-term, consistent high performance. Like its author, Management in Ten Words is candid, inspiring, and insightful. This one is not to be missed.”
- Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric“This book does an outstanding job of capturing the management beliefs that made Sir Terry’s leadership of Tesco so successful.”
- Robert A. McDonald, CEO, Procter & Gamble “A terrific book.
Sir Terry describes ten fundamental concepts for leading change and delivering breakthrough performance, illustrating each concept with vivid examples drawn from his extensive experience.”
- Robert S. Kaplan, Professor at Harvard Business School, co-creator of the Balanced Scorecard “A truly inspirational book that will show you how to lead, how to motivate people and how to develop the skills you need to stay ahead – whatever your walk of life.”
- Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United “In the age of the quick win, Management in 10 Words is a timely reminder to be bold; learn from failure and turn it into part of your success.”
- James Dyson, founder of Dyson “Management in 10 Words offers an authentic view of how great companies can build a closely connected, high-performance culture.”
- Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry
About the Author
SIR TERRY LEAHY was educated at St. Edward’s College, Liverpool, and then went on to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where he gained his BSc (Hons) in management sciences. He joined Tesco when he was twenty-three, became the company’s first marketing director, and was responsible for the introduction of the highly successful Tesco Clubcard. As CEO he oversaw Tesco’s expansion into everything from electrical goods to insurance, built a £1 billion clothing business, and was one of the first to see the potential of the Internet for selling groceries. He was knighted in 2002 for his services to food retailing and has received many industry honors and awards, including the Sunday Times
Business Person of the Year in 2010 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Retail Week
Since Sir Terry stepped down as CEO of Tesco in February 2011, he has been in constant demand as a public speaker. He is also a senior adviser to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the U.S. private equity firm. In addition, he invests in entrepreneurial businesses and is involved with various charities.