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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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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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a really good read

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

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very good

great read, acts as a second autobiography rather than a business book. really enjoyed it.

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Brilliant

Leadership 101. tactical and brilliant. A must read for anyone looking to enhance their leadership skills

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great listen for any man utd fan

a great listen to the man behind the team and to find out how he ticks. great book to listen to.

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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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Good read

An enjoyable read, which showed Alex Fergusons leadership skills, and the culture of excellence he built throughout his life and career. Recommended

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Quality read

An insight into how one of the best managers ever to grace the planet viewed, learned and made his decisions.
I chose this as I was looking to see how my own management skills would compare. I’ve learned a lot from just reading this.

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Great book.

Great book. Helps you understand and appreciate what it takes to lead a successful team.

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good until chapter 15 - zzzzz

didn't bother with chapter 15 as wasnt sure Alex and some other boring muppet - great until then