• Quiet Leadership

  • Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches
  • By: Carlo Ancelotti
  • Narrated by: Richard Lumsden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Quiet Leadership

By: Carlo Ancelotti
Narrated by: Richard Lumsden
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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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Outstanding book on Futbol Leadership and Management

Great book about an amazing Futbol manager that’s gives great insight to his career and leadership skills

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stoic leader

i believe what carlo said, that the most important skill is how to make connection with people, and how to make them comfortable so they can be the best version of himself

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The best in the business

Thoroughly enjoyed. Carlo showing why he's the greatest at building teams and driving them towards common goals. There's a lot to take away from professional sports and apply to business and relationships.

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this book is a must!

this is a great book on business leadership, team management and of course an amazing read for sport's fans.

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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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  • 11-16-21

Could have been better but still worth a read

It's definitely worth a read if you are a fan of European football as there are plenty of interesting tidbits into this world. Lots of insight into Carlo's approach to player management. However, I found myself wanting the book to dig more deeply into many stories that it merely skimmed. I remember having a similar feeling of dissatisfaction after finishing Andrea Pirlo's "I think therefore I play," although Pirlo's book was funnier.

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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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Excellent!!

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

Futbolero,

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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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  • Barbara the healer
  • 03-09-19

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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  • 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

Any additional comments?

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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  • 11-20-22

very enjoyable.

really enjoyed this book.
great performance, easy to listen to.
fascinating stories.
relates it back to general life.
would highly recommend

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  • FaithSprings
  • 09-29-22

Excellent!

This is a really good story, excellently set out and beautifully narrated. Totally recommend it!

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  • Marcin Kubik
  • 07-30-22

Great book frustrating performance

I got you are very egocentric in the US, but how is that possible you cannot get the right pronunciation for Arrigo Sacchi, to even once.
It’s not 1880, you can Google it for Dante’s sake, and it’s not hard.

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  • Graham
  • 07-28-22

Just a bit average for a guy who is not

A bit dull and a very simple story. Not too many surprises in this. In the words of my old school teachers, could be better.

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  • 10-20-21

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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  • Laura Jimenez
  • 02-02-22

amazing coach amazing story, loved it

such a good book, learned alot from it too and in such good details about different clubs he worked for

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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!