Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

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The bestselling classic on leadership is now updated in a revised 20th anniversary edition, available for the first time from Hachette Audio!

Discover the leadership secrets of the warrior who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world-and who today offers timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management. Based on historical research-and filled with illuminating maxims-this essential guide offers the ...

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Overview

The bestselling classic on leadership is now updated in a revised 20th anniversary edition, available for the first time from Hachette Audio!

Discover the leadership secrets of the warrior who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world-and who today offers timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management. Based on historical research-and filled with illuminating maxims-this essential guide offers the wisdom of a man who unified thousands, led the charge, kept the peace, picked his enemies wisely, and negotiated brilliantly-all the vital management principles that lead to success.

Listeners will learn:

Never to underestimate the power of an enemy to rise against you on another day

Never to give a Hun a reward that holds no personal value to yourself

Never to arbitrate, for it allows a third party to determine your destiny

Never to misuse power, for such action causes friction and rebellion in the tribe and nation, and much more.

This invaluable guide will help anyone manage people much more effectively.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671520663
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 1 cassette, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 6.81 (h) x 0.82 (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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  • 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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