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  • Management in 10 Words

  • By: Terry Leahy
  • Narrated by: Rupert Holliday Evans
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

In his 14 years as CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy not only turned the company into the largest supermarket chain in the UK, but also transformed it into a global enterprise. As a result, Sir Terry is now one of the world's most admired business leaders, widely acclaimed for his drive, flair, and no-nonsense approach. In Management in 10 Words, he draws on his experience and expertise to pinpoint the ten vital attributes that make successful managers and underpin great organisations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent management insights

  • By AA on 31-01-13

Excellent management insights

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-13

This book is like a leadership and management course in 8 hours, as well as being extremely interesting and inspiring. Terry Leahy puts across his personal experiences of leading a large company with tips that will help anyone whose work involves leading others, in any organisation, large or small, in the private or public sector.

My one gripe about this book is the narration. Very often the narrator puts emphasis on the wrong words in a sentence, causing the meaning of the sentence to be difficult to understand. Worse, when the book includes a quote, the narrator will attempt a poor imitation of the accent of the original speaker. This happens often, from the inaccurate American twang of Henry Ford to an excruciating attempt at the Czech voice of Václav Havel. This is very distracting and makes it difficult to concentrate on the words actually being spoken.

Nevertheless, despite the narration, an excellent book and a must-listen for anyone with an interest in leadership, management, business, or modern day responsible capitalism.

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