Management in 10 Words Hardcover – 7 Jun 2012
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"The most inspiring autobiography you will read this year" (Daily Mail)
"Should be required reading for anyone running a business, or indeed any organisation" (Chris Blackhurst Evening Standard)
"An insight into Sir Terry’s influences, his management style, the techniques he used to deliver results and his recollections on the genesis of some of his numerous achievements – Management in 10 Words is a revelation" (The Grocer)
"This is the authentic voice of the man … the nearest any outsider is likely to get to understanding what motivated one of Britain’s most successful businesspeople" (Financial Times)
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This book is confirmation for me that putting the customer at the dead centre of your business world is the only way to truly succeed. I love the humble way in which the book is written, there is no brashness, no bragging, just simple fact and a wonderful journey.
I could not put this book down. This book will live in my Kindle forever.
Apart from "The Principles of Management" by Peter Drucker (published initially in the late '50's) I have never come across a more useful guide to successful business management - little theory, just stacks of proven practical methodology. Very highly recommended.
In simple and good, clear and concise readable English, he tells a magnificent story. Throughout I kept thinking, 'why did no one think of that before?', to the many developments that he introduced.
A must read for anyone interested in business at any level. A benchmark in 'how to'.
It is clear and to the point, which probably accounts for why I found it such an engaging read. My work is coaching and mentoring business owners and managers and this will definitely now be at the top of their readings list. Whilst some other reviewers have an aversion to books of list, usually quite rightly, this book is the exception. Each of the ten words is explained and supported by examples from Leahy's time at Tesco.
Quite frankly the growth of Tesco under his leadership says all you need to know about the capabilites of Leahy as a leader and manager. His honesty and humility are a model for all leaders and managers - especially the 'banksters'!
As another reviewer has said, let's hope he is given the opportunity to contribute to improving elsewhere in our society. How about the NHS Sir Terry?
There are two obvious links here. Both authors are 'ordinary lads' from the North West, Liverpool and Wigan respectively. And both are direct and honest leaders. Their extraordinary contribution to management and leadership is as remarkable as it is inspiring. In Sir Terry's own words, he is a shy and private man, and I am so glad that he has taken the decision to share his noble wisdom and experience with the world through his book.
Whilst the book has been written to share the lessons of success - the simple truths about life, not just business - it tells the real story about Tesco and goes all the way in confronting the negative publicity the company has received over the years for its success. It also demonstrates how the enlightened and disciplined application of capitalism offers abundant solutions for the rising social and environmental challenges we face. I hope that Sir Terry has the opportunity to make as significant a contribution in this direction, and to rescuing our failing economy and institutions, as he has had in his distinguished business career.