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Publisher's Summary

Discover the leadership secrets of the warrior who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world - and who today offers timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management. Based on historical research, and filled with illuminating maxims, this essential guide offers the wisdom of a man who unified thousands, led the charge, kept the peace, picked his enemies wisely, and negotiated brilliantly - all the vital management principles that lead to success.

Listeners will learn:



Never to underestimate the power of an enemy to rise against you on another day


Never to give a Hun a reward that holds no personal value to yourself


Never to arbitrate, for it allows a third party to determine your destiny


Never to misuse power, for such action causes friction and rebellion in the tribe and nation, and much moreThis invaluable guide will help anyone manage people much more effectively.
©2009 Wess Roberts (P)2009 Hachette
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"The principles are timeless." (H. Ross Perot)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Luigi on 06-23-13

Great book for new leaders

What did you love best about Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun?

I was given this book by a colleague and friend in human resources when I became a leader in an organization that was under performing and in chaos. This was a good primer for me in learning to focus the team to a cause and do so relentlessly. The length of the audiobook made the content easy to consume.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Atilla's defeat in Rome and how he behaved after the failure.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 04-04-18

tough listening

interesting but difficult to follow. I know they tried to weave history with philosophy but it didn't work for me.

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