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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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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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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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Great book.

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

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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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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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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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Absolutely stunning book!

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

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Parts were interesting but

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The book was very interesting especially considering I am a Milan fan. BUT it was repetitive and I found myself listening to the same story over and over again throughout the chapters.

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A look behind scenes

Where does Quiet Leadership rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm a football fan, so my interest was not from a business management perspective.
I like football management and always find the progress of teams under new a new manager very interesting.
I listened to Steven Gerard's autobiography about the same time as this audio book, so it was very interesting to hear Carlo and Alessandro Nesta talk bout the 2005 Champions League final against Liverpool.(Gerard talks about this game from his own perspective)
I wish the narrator had an Italian accent. It would've felt like listening to Carlo himself!
I took away a lot of little bits of information about life, leadership, football management, various club management styles from behind the scenes and PSG's lack of top level infrastructure compared to other top European clubs!!

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without doubt my favorite coaching/leadership book

great book , for all coaches and players and biz people , really opened my eyes to take learning from all walks of life and adapt to your coaching

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  • SGibbens
  • 05-29-16

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
  • 10-16-16

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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  • Gabor
  • 04-22-18

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

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I think I will listen it again

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  • michael
  • 08-03-16

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-18

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 ⚽️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-30-18

Fantastic Insight into the mind of a great Manager

Fascinating to hear how Ancelotti worked with his players, staff and owners at some of the greatest football clubs in the world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-25-18

Great Listen.

Very interesting book, well laid out and learned a lot about ancelotti. Interesting football stories.

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  • Mr. Alan Devane
  • 04-06-18

Good book

I really appreciate the contribution of carlo it was a pleasure to listen to it

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  • MarkPT
  • 08-29-17

Great book and insight

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Show's how much of a gentlemen and respected person Carlo is, by the players he's worked with and their words. A great insight, and definitely worth a listen

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  • Liam W.
  • 07-05-17

fascinating

another quality book for those interested in coaching, management and leadership from one of the best in the business

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-18

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
  • 04-07-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-17

Enthralling

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