This book offers valuable insight into a specific leadership style as exhibited by Ancelotti. Some are direct leaders who use a command style when managing people. Others use a quieter, more collaborative and subtle approach that sometimes go against the grain of what the romantic notion of a leader is as formed by pop culture.
Ancelotti is not over-bearing or dictatorial. He compels his players to do the right thing and leads by setting an example as someone who is calm under pressure, slow to anger, and keeps in mind the well-being of the person when navigating the obstacles within the high-pressure and complex world of modern day football management.
This book offers the reader insight into how Ancelotti's leadership style was used throughout his career and provides guidance as to how his techniques can be used at all levels of management.
Between the carrot and the stick approach, Ancelotti's style uses the carrot. Is that he best way? That's up for you to decide, but you will undoubtedly come away with a respect for his style once you read his anecdotes. Best of all, the book contains sections where his former players and colleagues tell you exactly what they think of his style.
It's a must read for every sports coach and manager in any field.
There is nobody better than this international crisis manager to explain how to handle superstar players (Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale), difficult club presidents (Silvio Berlusconi and Roman Abramovich) and hysterical media -- Simon Kuper * Financial Times * Ancelotti is Europe's greatest manager -- Paul Hayward * Telegraph * He's a great coach and an amazing person -- Cristiano Ronaldo
In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.