- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
In the aftermath of the devastating September 11th attacks, one thing became immediately clear -- not just to New Yorkers but to people across the world: Rudy Giuliani is a leader of exceptional ability, a man whose tremendous dedication and compassion enabled a grieving city to bear its losses and move forward with courage. But, as we all know, leadership of the caliber demonstrated by Mayor Giuliani doesn't magically appear in response to an emergency: It is an achievement that requires a lifetime of disciplined work, an ongoing willingness to learn, and a deep commitment to achieving excellence. Fortunately for us, Rudy Giuliani has distilled the lessons of his remarkable career into this book, which uses anecdotes and examples to illustrate his thoughts on organizational dynamics, crisis management, and, of course, the essence of true leadership. If you want to learn from one of the most distinguished individuals in our nation, then begin with this exceptional book.
Born in Brooklyn, educated at Manhattan College and NYU Law School, Giuliani had a successful career in the Department of Justice before becoming the 107th mayor of New York City, a position he occupied until the expiration of his term on January 1, 2002. The many skills Giuliani demonstrated in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center were developed during this period of his life as he led one of the world's most challenging, complex cities into a period of reduced crime and expanded economic opportunity. Giuliani discusses this period in detail and then describes the hours and days following the September 11th attack, taking the reader into his struggle to use his resources to help the people of New York cope with an unprecedented and unimaginable situation. By recording his insights, he has given all of us the opportunity to learn from his experience. Sunil Sharma