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Leading

Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world.

In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career.

Leading is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure.

Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, Leading is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, Leading will help you become a better leader.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Sir Alex Ferguson & Sir Michael Moritz (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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A true knight

A absolute pleasure to learn from a great, his intuitive ideas and plans created impressive history. however the epilouge destroyed such a story.

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  • Alan M.
  • 13-01-2016

Excellent and inspiring

Great narration and story, I'm not a United fan but while the book is mainly centred around United it is the ethos, actions and learning curve that got my attention. Seeing the bigger picture and getting the best out people worth investing in.

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  • geoff
  • 03-10-2015

a really good read

a great read,more of an insight to what makes sir Alex tick, really enjoyed it

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  • MR
  • 11-01-2017

Poor

Repeats the same uninsightful comments. Disjointed chapters, with a lack of flow. Very limited business relevance or use.

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  • gavin
  • 02-11-2015

Typical Ferguson Arrogance

This is nothing we haven't heard before from ferguson if I'm being honest. It's a story of how he managed United no more.
Interesting as it may be if you've never read one of his before this book will not serve to educate anyone other than the aspiring football team manager. rarely does he talk about a combined effort or give credit to players and staff that got him were he is.
It's all about him.
The last chapter is a mystery also.

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  • Khonsu
  • 15-02-2019

Punches home Sir Alex's no nonsense wisdom

A great audio book, extremely well narrated in all sections.

The book crosses over from Sir Alex's early days entering management through to the heady days of Manchester United.

Pearls of wisdom throughout. Some you may think are obvious on hearing them, and it must be remembered that it's always easier after the fact to think they are obvious. When a leader is faced with issues for the first time, it is then that they know whether they have the ability to be in that position.

Particular areas of interest were dealing with agents, superstars and work/life balance - which Sir Alex really didn't have it appears.

The last section by Michael Moritz is extremely interesting too - don't miss these insights and comparisons between Silicon Valley and successful sports clubs.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-01-2019

great listen!

would highly recommend this to anyone in business and sports that want an insight into a true legends mind!

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  • Jon
  • 07-01-2019

what a man!!!!

great book....amazing leader!! didn't get onto it straight away but gave it a 2nf chance and loved it!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-2018

little nuggets of magic in this book

Legend of leadership. not just football. great book for any business person who wants to improve. set up his scouting network like a sales team.... brilliant.

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  • Digseyboy
  • 28-11-2018

Very good and little football 😊

Not being a football fan I was a bit sceptical at first, but there was no need.
Even tho football clubs are mentioned a lot (well that was his life) it’s about the leading and the leaders and leadership at these clubs and others, a good insight to who he respected as great leaders on and off the field.
Also great little words of words wisdom here and there, that he picked up over the years.
Listened to this twice so far back to back and shall be giving it a whirl again 😊😊😊

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-2018

Oh fergie we miss you

A truly excellent listen. Captivating, informative and inspirational from start to finish. I was sad when it finished.