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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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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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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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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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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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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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Complete hyprocrite

Listening to 'Quiet Leadership' you become totally convinced Mr Ancelotti has got it all figured out and is the shining example of integrity. Sadly his behaviour at Everton soon discredited all the nonsense he wrote to sell a book. Complete lack of respect for this man.

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Good listen, could have more depth

Very good listen.
The book does a good job of describing ancelotis management style. However it does not go into very much depth. Good to broadly inderstand the the management style but is not a "how to" guide (if that is what you are looking for)

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excellent book really enjoyed the stories about Carlo. Tells the story of a true leader who is a humble guy

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expected more to be honest, great story, narration and structure of book not great, thanks

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One of my favourite audiobooks

Enjoyed the listen. Well read and told. Very useful insights on how to manage and get the best of out talent. Transferable to any walk of life/industry.

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  • 27-05-16

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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  • 02-01-18

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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  • Zipomatic
  • 30-11-21

Not exactly an autobiography

Although it is made clear early on, this book is not a complete autobiography on Carlo, but more of a look at his management style along with experiences from his past.

Unfortunately, this book does not cover either subject indepth enough and leaves you feeling as if the author should have chosen one path or another and covered it fully.

Very good narration though.

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  • 16-11-21

Honestly could have been better

As a Milan fan I really wanted to like this book and there are plenty of interesting tidbits into the world of pro European football. However, in terms of overall substance I found it light on details on too many occasions including his key achievements as a coach (3 UCL wins). The book only teases the reader with stories that could've made for a far more insightful and entertaining read. I remember having a similar feeling of dissatisfaction after finishing Andrea Pirlo's "I think therefore I play," although Pirlo was a lot funnier.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 30-01-21

Carlo talks to the people not over them.Insightful

Carol talks to the people, not over them. I loved it! great and recommend b

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  • Eli
  • 11-11-20

Excellent!!

Great stories and great advise for footballers and for anyone. Thank you Carlos, grazie.

Futbolero,

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  • Ove Holmberg
  • 16-05-20

Too little about handling failure

Like the loss vs Liverpool in champions League had been interesting to hear more about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-20

Good simple description of leadership

This book does a great job of giving specific examples of the quiet leadership model favored by Carlo Ancelotti. The books gives all the foundational pieces of quiet leadership without making you feel like there is only one way to approach leadership. I recommend for anybody in a leadership role or a member of a team (this is not limited to soccer/football or even sports for that matter)

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  • Perry from VA
  • 06-02-20

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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  • 17-06-19

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.