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Giuliani, Rudolph W.
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[New York] : Hyperion Audiobooks, [2002]

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5 audio discs (6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact discs.

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Audiobook on CD


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HD57.7 .G482 2002C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Rudolph W. Giuliani's management and decision-making skills have proven to be outstanding through his years as U.S. district attorney and his two terms as mayor of New York City. And on September 11th, 2001, Giuliani emerged as America's steady hand. In this program, Rudolph Giuliani shares with listeners the principles of leadership that guided him then, and throughout his career. He talks about how he was able to take control, show leadership, and make it clear to New Yorkers and the world that under his stewardship, they were in safe hands.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

New York's celebrated former mayor explains how he used specific management strategies to run the city and handle crises in this captivating memoir. It's momentarily jarring when Giuliani's familiar voice on the introduction switches to Roberts's voice for the body of the book, but listeners will quickly adjust. Roberts reads the former mayor's words in a calm, authoritative and thoughtful tone. He sounds earnest and persuasive as he expresses Giuliani's point of view. Giuliani's minute-by-minute account of his actions on September 11-trying to coordinate rescue efforts and reassure the populace while reeling from the deaths of firefighter friends he'd spoken to just minutes before-is harrowing. Other anecdotes are equally forceful, as when Yasser Arafat arrived uninvited to Giuliani's U.N. anniversary celebration, and Giuliani insisted on making Arafat leave while attempting to avoid an international scandal. Giuliani's main advice to leaders: surround oneself with talented people, hold daily meetings to keep everyone on track, define the core mission and make sure procedures and policies serve that mission efficiently, demand accountability from everyone (including oneself), show loyalty to employees and become knowledgeable about all subjects related to one's organization or business. Simultaneous release with the Miramax hardcover (Forecasts, Sept. 30). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Former New York City mayor (and Time magazine Man of the Year 2001) Giuliani is recognizable worldwide owing to his strong, reassuring, and constant presence on September 11, 2001 and the months that followed. Here, he sets out the leadership principles that he employed throughout his tenure as mayor and shows how he used those principles first to rejuvenate his city early on in his administration and then to help it recover after the tragedy. These principles include accepting responsibility for one's own actions and those employees who act on them, having and leading with strong beliefs, and underpromising while overdelivering, among other things. For each of these, he offers stories from his own life to show how those principles should be applied and why. The reading by actor Tony Roberts can sometimes seem more than a bit somber and self-absorbed; perhaps Giuliani, who presents the introduction, should have recorded the rest of the book as well. However, the delivery here is outweighed by substance, as the author presents throughout not only advice helpful to leaders of all types of organizations (or cities) but also an absorbing and intimate portrayal of a born leader with a strong will, strong convictions, and a strong heart. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Sally G. Waters, Stetson Coll. of Law, Gulfport, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.