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Overview

This is the book you've heard about. The book that leaped to the top ranks of the bestseller lists. The book that's got the business world reading, thinking, and quoting. This is the book that reveals the leadership secrets of Attila the Hun-the man who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world, and who today offers us timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446391061
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/1990
  • Edition description: 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 44,476
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Wess Roberts, Ph.D. is the international best-selling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, Straight A's Never Made Anybody Rich, and Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun.


Dr. Roberts has held senior management positions at major insurance and financial service companies on the West Coast. He served as a major in the U.S. Army where he was assigned for three years to the U.S. Army Combat Arms Training Board. As an adjunct professor at Southern Utah University, Utah State University, and Nova University, Dr. Roberts has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business, education and psychology. He currently makes his home in Utah, where he writes and lectures on a variety of business and leadership topics.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note ix
Preface xiii
Introduction: In Search of Attila 1
1 In the Roman Court: "Leadership Qualities" 14
2 The Lust for Leadership: "You've Got to Want to Be in Charge" 23
3 Becoming a Hun: "Customs" 29
4 Peace in the Camp: "Morale and Discipline" 34
5 The Fury of Internal Battles: "Cunning in the Tribes" 39
6 The Tribute: "Paying and Receiving Deference" 44
7 Battle Dress and Armament: "Chieftains Are as They Appear to Their Huns" 50
8 Aetius: "Picking Your Enemies Wisely" 54
9 Leading the Charge: "Responsibilities of a Chieftain" 59
10 The Omen of Aquileia: "The Essentials of Decisiveness" 65
11 Horse Holders: "The Art of Delegation" 72
12 Booty: "Rewarding Your Huns" 76
13 Attila and the Pope: "The Art of Negotiation" 80
14 Surviving Defeat: "There Is Another Day" 86
15 The Bones of Caravans Past: "Lessons Learned" 91
16 Ashes to Ashes: "Departing with Nobility" 96
Attilaisms: Selected Thoughts of Attila 101
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    I have used this book to help subordinates and adult student le

    I have used this book to help subordinates and adult student leaders analyze and advance their own leadership qualities. I have presented many copies as gifts to those who demonstrate strong interest in such personal leadership development. Years later former "students" have told me of their continuing use of this book in their professional lives.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Leadership Qualities

    Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts (1985) was an appropriate book with the intentions of helping the reader to identify areas of weaknesses and strengths in his/her leadership abilities. Overall, you've got to choose those who desire to lead (Roberts, 1985).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2014

    Boy, what next Leadership Techniques of Adolph Hitler? Attila mu

    Boy, what next Leadership Techniques of Adolph Hitler? Attila murdered millions of people and we admire his leadership techniques?  No wonder business is becoming as ruthless as Attila the Hun.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Title

    I never got past the title. It was so good, I bought the book and gifted it to my director so she can keep it displayed on her desk for when management comes to visit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2003

    Don't let the title fool you

    This book can teach you a lot, not only about leadership but also how to conduct yourself in everyday situations. A short book [110 pages] you will want to read it more then once. Definitely worth the time.

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