Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

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by Wess Roberts
     
 

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This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.  See more details below

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This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.

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Library Journal
A sequel to Roberts's Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, which was geared to individuals, this manual offers advice for organizational leaders. Like many "how to'' books in management, it uses "how to win battles'' as a metaphor for competing for markets and market share. "Chieftains who meet their own needs first -- at the expense of the tribe -- are worthless leaders,'' reads a typical entry. "Chieftains who hold on to power through a cunning mixture of deceit, brutality, and largesse are desperate despots. Huns do not follow them. Great warriors refuse to serve them.'' Even Attila the Hun knows there is nothing new under the sun -- which is true of this work. The metaphor does make this fun reading, however, and since its predecessor sold 500,000 copies,Victory Secrets is recommended for all general business collections.
Barbara Jacobs
The use of historical personages as fodder for business instruction is a conceit past due for burial. But Weiss persists in this, his sequel to the 1989 Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun. Using much the same format as he used previously -- a scene from the Hun's career, then a series of "Attila-isms" as synopses -- he focuses on the qualities and parameters of winning. Most of Attila's secrets are practical human-relations guides: e.g., "A warrior with high potential is quick to leave a poorly led tribe." But one must question the use of a brutal fighter as metaphor, even though Weiss defends his choice on the grounds of Attila's determination and care for his troops. Nonetheless, these 17 points are revealing, as are the 22 chieftain diseases or fatal flaws listed in the final chapter -- such as courage dystrophy, insensitivity complex, and recognition rigor mortis.

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ISBN-13:
9780307822536
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
991,275
File size:
2 MB

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Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RickTX More than 1 year ago
Everyday leadership challenges are given a entertaining and enlightening historical perspective which apply in our modern society. The tactics, philosophy and courage of Attila will elevate your personal performance and improve not only your standing with your superiors, but also your peers. Courage to take a chance and follow your convictions. Wess Roberts shows you the way.