Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun - Wess Roberts This book is a fairly easy read. The author follows an interesting approach. Each chapter gives a small historical episode about Attila, then for the advice segment, where you get the lessons, he would set up little scenes of Attila talking to his chieftains. It is unlikely the great warrior sat around dispensing advice, but it makes for good reading, and it makes for a good way to get the lessons. Now, as for the lessons, much of it is common sense, but I can see how the book, at its time, was such a popular text for CEOs and executives. Too bad you can't deal with disloyal and disruptive people the way Attila advises (removal). And for me, there are a couple of gems here applicable to librarianship.