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.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio; 1 edition (19 June 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780241244944
- ISBN-13: 978-0241244944
- ASIN: 0241244943
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)