Where Have All the Leaders Gone? is a New York Times bestseller book by Lee Iacocca, the former CEO of Chrysler. It was published in Pete said: I’m listening to the audiobook of Lee Iacocca’s Where Have All the Lee Iacocca, in answering the question “Where Have All the Leaders Gone,” fails . Iacocca, the bestselling author and former president of Ford and Chrysler, is back to sound a howl of anger against the sad state of leadership.

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It came as a pleasant surprise, if nothing else, that even a man of Iacocca’s caliber credits most of his success to principles that are easy to grasp even if you’re not a genius.

This is America, not the damned Titanic. Dale Carnegie, for example, chose a moderately successful businessman called Dale Carnegie, and analyzed what he did and why. That was George Bush’s moment of truth, and he was paralyzed. Iacocca confesses in this book that he plopped down a lot of money to sponsor George Bush, Jr.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? It’s time to relax,” think again. Alll got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. This book was one of the biggest disappointments in my reading list for a while.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The world existed before the auto industry, and it will exist long after.


Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point. But I’ll tell you what we didn’t do. Am I hearing this right? A great leader doesn’t have to have all of them, but should display a good many of them.

Lee Iacocca – Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

It’s a call to action for people who, like me, believe in America. My friends tell me to calm down. To that I say preach on Lee because the current crop of politicians we have is nothing but bipartisan status quo. I can’t say I have ever really followed Mr. It’s not too late, but it’s getting pretty iaacocca.

wheee Apr 12, Robb rated it liked it Shelves: Charisma is the quality that makes people want to follow you. Iacocca gets a bit carried away with it. Set up a giveaway. Views Read Edit View history. The book’s strength lies in Iacocca’s emotional honesty, which shines when he details the hqve he passed on a Presidential run, how he felt when his wife died and his frustration at the poor decisions he’s made during his retirement fessing up to voting for Bush in and handpicking the executive who sold Chrysler to the Germans.

Instead, they spend most of their time trying to convince us that gonw are not really as bad as they seem. Seems a comm Are all leaders just self interested power brokers?

We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the country.

Iacocca may not have a whole lot new to say, but he is always engaging, even when spinning his wheels over the current crop of presidential hopefuls or recommending that Congress take hafe year off from enacting laws or spending money.


The nine C’s are curiosity, creativity, communication, character, courage, conviction, charisma, competence, and finally common sense. And finally find and iscocca some leaders who fit the profile and can demonstrate true leadership to bring our country back.

I liked the reason Lee Iacocca never followed people’s advice, and possibly became Senator Iacocca. Overall this book title is misleading; there is little about actual leadership here – rather this is a conglomeration of rants, biography, raves and a plea to vote. I was going to give it to my dad llee Father’s Day.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? | Book by Lee Iacocca | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Not bad, really just hits home that our country is in need of strong leadership. He’s the President of the United States and he never reads a newspaper? Finish What You Start: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The only entertaining part of the book was his praises of John Edwards as a good character presidential candidate for and how he was inspirational in supporting his wife leadefs her trials with cancer, insert sarcasm here.

He’s been retired now for about 15 years and this is his assessment of the state of America.