• Steve

BOOK REVIEW: Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson

BOOK REVIEW: In wanting to learn more about leadership and different leadership styles from people you admire, the book Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson stood out. ⚽️🏆🤔

Although not a huge football fan, I still know that for anyone to be at the top of their game in any profession for so long they need to know what they're talking about, especially in something as competitive as professional sports I wanted to see if there was something I could learn. 📈

The first 343 pages covered Sir Alex's career. I found the early chapters better as he shared his learnings on dealing with different personalities, surrounding yourself with good people, being open to sharing knowledge but also knowing when to be ruthless. It also covers his mistakes. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

The later into the book you go it becomes less about leadership and more about football, which is to be expected I guess.

What made me drop from a 7 to 6/10 was that his co author Michael Moritz uses the Epilogue of the book as a promotional campaign for his own business, loosely linking to the concepts earlier in the book, but these final 40 pages felt more like an advert by a sponsor. This ruined it for me.

OVERALL: Good, but there are better leadership books around.

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