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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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  • Alan M.
  • 01-13-16

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
  • 10-03-15

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
  • 01-11-17

Poor

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

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  • gavin
  • 11-02-15

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-18

Oh fergie we miss you

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

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  • SHAUN HILTON
  • 09-27-18

Inspirational

Loved it! Difficult to say as a Liverpool supporter, however this is a great listen

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  • T. McAdam
  • 09-12-18

Boss Leads as Always

Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered an inspirational and revealing book which if you are a fan of him then I'd recommend. Any interest in football management or indeed management would make this an interesting listen for you. Bought the book and read on holiday, loaned to others and had to get the audio book as well.

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  • qaveman
  • 08-09-18

brilliant

Sir Alex provides well needed wisdom for people running a business.He details how he helped man united become a world class team
Awsome read

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  • Stephen
  • 07-19-18

A truly wonderful audiobook

I’ve long admired Fergie and often wondered what made the man and what could I learn from him.

This audiobook is an absolute gem - informative, insightful, with a gritty wit and a demonstration of principles that I didn’t see coming.

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Julia Bonner
  • 06-04-18

Promising but ultimately disappointing.

This book was spoiled by the 90 minutes of detritus at the end which had absolutely nothing to do with football management or leadership. It was dull, boring epilogue about Silicon Valley start ups. It bore no relation whatsoever to a book that flaunts on its cover a picture of one of the world’s most successful football managers. A better title might have been “Riding on the Coat-tails of Alex Ferguson”.

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  • Sean
  • 03-18-16

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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