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Quiet Leadership

Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches
Narrated by: Richard Lumsden
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Sport, Football
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo.

In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.

©2016 Carlo Ancelotti (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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Carlo is nice. Really nice. Everyone agrees.

Carlo has achieved a lot and genuinely seems to be a good, kind hearted person. someone that I admire.
The book obviously shows that you can achieve great things through being nice but I found it to be repetitive without adding much for the length of book. aside from many endorsements from many people as to how nice Carlo is.

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  • Jim
  • 07-04-2018

Positive leader who cares

Fantastic book for anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills in any field not just football.

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Just wants to improve their ability to be a good person

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Enthralling

An outstanding insight in to the mind of one of the world's truly great coaches. Thoroughly recommended!

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  • Christopher
  • 27-05-2016

Candy for any leader who also loves football.

I completed this book in less than 24hrs. It was completely engaging, a very honest work. It was very refreshing to find an extremely successful man who knew his 'quiet' strengths and stuck to them. The leadership principles in the book are very solid but have also been integrated seamlessly into the practical the experiences of Carlo.

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  • Mutie Mule
  • 02-01-2018

Excellent oversight from Carlo

I really loved the story line. Quite an excellent read on how to manage a team of different talented people quietly and just getting on with results.

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  • Perry from VA
  • 06-02-2020

Brilliant!

This book was a wonderful insight into Carlito’s life as a manager and how he navigates the daily life of a world class manager. Chalk full of good lessons for anyone in leadership roles while offering great insight into how he dealt with club management throughout the years. I love this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-2019

Brilliant from Carlo

I love Carlo Ancelotti's story.
Quiet Leadership should be read by every business person, even if they are not in the sports business.

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  • A
  • 16-06-2019

Lacks substance

Unlike many other sports biographies, this book just skims the surface. There are no major insights or learnings from Ancelotti's amazing career as a player and manager. Such a pity.

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  • Armando Leyva Alvizo
  • 06-10-2018

Great book.

Awesome recollection of Carlo's successful career, with a nice slight translation to the business professional world.

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  • Mohammed J
  • 10-06-2018

Amazing!!!

Excellent book for anyone who loves football. I loved the players stories about Carlo and his personal opinions about managing the big clubs!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-2017

Good Analogy

The book is a good resource for people who are struggling with leadership concepts. It gives you a an easy to understand analogy with soccer.

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  • Alexandre G.
  • 01-11-2017

Excellent! definitely worth it for personal growth

Loved it. Great references and testimonials from icons. Provides great leadership insight and a deep understanding of Carlo Ancelloti approach

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-2017

Absolutely stunning book!

When Ibra told the youngster to write in his diary that he trained with Zlatan today.

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  • SGibbens
  • 29-05-2016

What a politician

This is quite different to the normal football biography. Carlo's book its almost an instructional guide on how to deal with personalities at a club. Normally in this kind of bio you get some stories on a few players who the author did not get along with but Roman Abramovic and possibly Leonardo are the only people to take a bit of a hit.

Its very interesting to hear a different approach to the 'my way or no way' style that most managers preach.

I came out of this with a higher opinion of Carlo Ancelotti.

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  • Max
  • 16-10-2016

So good, i listened to it twice in a row.

Captivating book, great to listen to in the morning. Not as bloated as Sir Alex's recent forays into management literature.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-2019

The Boss.

Great to hear an insight into our new manager. One clearly in control at each one of his Clubs.

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  • Barbara the healer
  • 09-03-2019

Surprisingly enjoyable for a non-football fan

I wasn't sure what to think about this book before I listened to it. I don't follow football or any sport, however, I found it illuminating as a text for business managers.

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  • Gabor
  • 22-04-2018

Great book about Leadershi through sports

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great journey through Mr. Ancelotti's carrier as a player and coach. Entertaining stories, well described relationships to player and owners.
If you are tired of ledership books with business examples, this is refreshing how you can enjoy learning with exaples of professional sport.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quiet Leadership?

creating rules and how to control them

What about Richard Lumsden’s performance did you like?

good voice, great performance

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

it would be a documantary with lot of archives

Any additional comments?

I think I will listen it again

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  • michael
  • 03-08-2016

great insite into a great man

great to hear from inside the dressing rooms at all the clubs Carlo has managed, really good insite into what really goes on and into the mind of one of the best managers there has been

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  • Thomas
  • 10-02-2020

brilliant

very intelligent gentleman who knows his job and the game my club Everton fc is in great hands with this man. looking forward to the future C.O.Y.B. Carlo fantastico

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  • Stephen Roe
  • 17-06-2019

Easy listen

Great book, easy listen and some personal touches from other players/ managers are a nice touch, would recommend

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  • P. Sleep
  • 11-05-2019

Top Book - so much info!

Loved it, actionable advice, full of personality, player / guest feedback after each chapter. Recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-2018

Fantastic insight 👍🏼

Great listen for all the coaches out there!

Carlo has a different approach to the game, which makes him stand out! Up there with the very best ⚽️