The first of two books contracted between former mayor Rudy Giuliani and Miramax Books was published on October 1, 2002. "Leadership", as the title suggests, provides the mayor's insight into his leadership style - a mix of strong beliefs, managing fear, trying different plans, teamwork and communication (source: New York Sun) - which he feels is applicable to all areas of management. Spanning 288 pages and employing anecdotes from childhood to present day, it covers his time as a federal prosecutor and mayor.
Coverage and reviews of the book are thus far limited, owing to a low-key release. Outside of U.S. News, who put the former mayor on its October 7 cover and published exclusive excerpts, the New York Times has given the most coverage. A lengthy Sunday article is critical of the mayor, citing disparities between Giuliani's assessment of the city's preparedness for the events of September 11 and those of independent inquiries. Later, writer Eric Lipton expresses surprise at what Giuliani has excluded in protraying himself as "nice". "There is none of the lambasting of his political opponents... (and) no sections of the book recall that a central part of his leadership style while in office was ridiculing agencies he did not like" he writes.
Â· Leadership by Rudolph Giuliani