Draws on the author's experience and expertise to pinpoint the ten vital attributes that make successful managers and underlie great organisations, explaining: why initial failure often leads to ultimate success; why profits stem from a company's values, not its day-to-day business; and why competition should always be welcomed.
In his fourteen years as CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy not only turned the company into the largest supermarket chain in the UK but also transformed it into a global enterprise. As a result, Sir Terry is now one of the world's most admired business leaders, widely acclaimed for his drive, flair and no-nonsense approach.
In Management in 10 Words he draws on his experience and expertise to pinpoint the ten vital attributes that make successful managers and underlie great organisations, explaining-
The result is an inspiring, thoughtful and supremely practical guide that will prove invaluable to all managers in all types of organisation.
"An excellent book - a veritable management page turner.' The Economist As CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy transformed the company's fortunes, turning it into the UK's largest retailer and a major player on the world stage. Here he draws on a lifetime's experience to show how any manager in any organisation can achieve extraordinary results by following ten simple principles. In the process, he explains: Why initial failure often leads to ultimate success Why profits stem for a company's values, not its day to day business Why competition should always be welcomed Why simplicity leads to innovation Why trust is the bedrock of effective leadership. The result is an inspiring and supremely practical guide to great management, written by a brilliant master of the art, and relevant to any manager. 'Should be required reading for anyone running a business, or indeed any organisation.' Evening Standard '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
SIR TERRY LEAHY was educated at St Edward's College, Liverpool, and then went on to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where he gained his BSc (Hons) in management sciences. He joined Tesco when he was 23, became the company's first marketing director and was responsible for the introduction of the highly successful Tesco Clubcard. He was knighted in 2002 for his services to food retailing and has received many industry honours and awards, including Sunday Times Business Person of the Year in 2010 and a Lifetime Achievement award from Retail Week in 2011.
Enlightening Independent The most inspiring autobiography you will read this year Daily Mail 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 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 Should be required reading for anyone running a business, or indeed any organisation -- Chris Blackhurst Evening Standard
"Should be required reading for anyone running a business, or indeed any organisation"
The former CEO of Tesco shows how to succeed in business