- A leader should be anticipating all the time.
- A big part of leadership is consistency -- letting those who work for you and others you lead know you'll be there for them through good times and bad.
- Part of leadership is harnessing your passions in a way that serves your goals. Another part of leadership is retaining your humanity.
Rudy Giuliani was the most successful New York City Mayor in modern times. He took what had been labeled an "unmanageable city" and put sound leadership principles to work to reduce crime, reduce unemployment, and increase pride in the city. He lead the city -- and by proxy the nation -- through the greatest tragedy of our time.
Whatever you might think of Rudy Giuliani -- and there are some issues on which I strongly disagree with him -- he is a very solid and successful leader. This book should be on the short list for any Manager or political leader.
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