We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill
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We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill has long been one of the world’s preeminent leadership role models, his voice still reverberating more than forty years after his death. This was illustrated when New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, described after 9/11 as “Winston Churchill in a Yankees cap,” wrote to Celia Sandys: “Your grandfather was a great source of inspiration and strength to me fol...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Portfolio Trade (first published 2003)
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Martin Mulcahey
First a caveat to my review. I only bought this book for information on Winston Churchill, and have no interest on the business aspect of this book at all. I got exactly what I wanted, insight on Churchill the man, and even learned a bit about some great business minds. The book is full of little vignettes of Churchill, and how he operated and used his personal skills. Divided into chapters which define Churchill at his best, and even some of his worst. The gems of the book are the little storie...more
A bit of a different take on Winston Churchill: examining his leadership qualities for application in business settings. I'm not so much interested in business, but have always been fascinated with Churchill so it was nice to see this take on him. However, I do feel that some of the qualities highlighted here lend themselves to more than just business settings and are applicable to all sorts of leaders.

I had the pleasure of seeing Celia Sandys at a lecture earlier this year where she discussed...more
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I started this book but then decided not to finish it. I really want to read a good biography of Winston Churchill. To me, the authors seemed more focused on making this book into a leadership manual then telling the story of Churchill. Life's too short now for me to read what doesn't interest me :)
Narelle Todd
Churchill has always intrigued me - he was a man of his times, seemingly the right man to lead a country through war and out the other side but also a man who was at times lost. This book is an insightful view into his life, successes and failures.
A small & powerful book, "We Shall Not Fail," by Celia Sandys. This link has both an excerpt & table of contents. (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/we-sh...)
Think the book was a great tool for building your role as a leader. Was both instructive and anecdotal.
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