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  • Published: 7 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448106745
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Management in 10 Words

The former CEO of Tesco shows how to be a business success

In his 14 years as CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry transformed the company into the largest supermarket chain in Britain and spearheaded its expansion abroad. It is without doubt one of the country's major success stories, turning over nearly £62 billion in 2010 and accounting for more than £1 in £7 spent in the high street. And Sir Terry himself is one of the world's most admired business leaders: an inspiration to many and constantly in demand on the speaker circuit.

In Ten Management Lessons Sir Terry distils and shares a lifetime's experience at the forefront of business. Drawing heavily on his time at Tesco and his observation of other companies, he identifies the key traits that every good manager needs, pinpoints the ways in which effective leaders inspire those they lead, and analyses how innnovative and successful business strategies are forged. His book will prove invaluable to managers around the world, showing them what makes a company great and inspiring them to lead theirs forward.

  • Pub date: 7 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448106745
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Terry Leahy

Sir Terry Leahy was educated at St Edward's College, Liverpool, and then went on to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where he gained his BSc (Hons) in management sciences. He joined Tesco when he was 23, became the company's first marketing director and was responsible for the introduction of the highly successful Tesco Clubcard. As CEO he oversaw Tesco's expansion into everything from electrical goods to insurance, built a £1 billion clothing business and was one of the first to see the potential of the internet for selling groceries. He was knighted in 2002 for his services to food retailing and has received many industry honours and awards, including Sunday Times Business Person of the Year in 2010 and a Lifetime Achievement award from Retail Week in 2011.

Since Sir Terry stepped down as CEO of Tesco in February 2011 he has been in constant demand as a public speaker. He is also a senior advisor to Clayton, Dublier & Rice, the US private equity firm. In addition, he invests in entrepreneurial businesses and is involved with various charities.

Praise for Management in 10 Words

“Should be required reading for anyone running a business, or indeed any organisation”

Chris Blackhurst, Evening Standard

“An insight into Sir Terry’s influences, his management style, the techniques he used to deliver results and his recollections on the genesis of some of his numerous achievements – Management in 10 Words is a revelation”

The Grocer

“This is the authentic voice of the man … the nearest any outsider is likely to get to understanding what motivated one of Britain’s most successful businesspeople”

Financial Times

“The most inspiring autobiography you will read this year”

Daily Mail



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