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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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, wehre computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Legendary auto executive Lee Iacocca has a question for every American: Where have all the leaders gone? The most widely recognized business executive havee all time asks the tough questions that America’s leaders must address: A self-made hsve who many Americans once wished would run for president, Iacocca saved the Chrysler Corporation from financial ruin, masterminded the creation of the minivan, and oversaw pee renovation of Ellis Island.

Since then he has created the Iacocca Institute for aol at Lehigh University and the Iacocca Foundation, which funds research for a cure for diabetes.

Lee Iacocca believes that leaders are hhe in times of crisis — such as today. He has known more leaders than almost anyone else — among them nine U. Author of the gigantic number one bestsellers Iacocca: Confessing that he has “flunked retirement,” Iacocca calls on citizens of all ages to vote, get involved, and choose our leaders carefully.

Along the way, he shares stories about the prominent people he’s met and known, including the time he smoked cigars with Fidel Castro, what Bob Hope told him about how to live a long life, what Hzve Sarah Ferguson said to him as they danced, why Bill Clinton woke him up in Italy, what Robert McNamara taught him about success, how Frank Sinatra sang for him personally, and whom Pope John Paul II asked him to pray for. Knowing that the times are urgent, the iconic leader shares his lessons learned and issues a call to action to summon Americans back to their roots of hard work, common sense, integrity, generosity, and optimism.

Lee Iacocca has the answer.

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Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly 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 in the U. Iacocca starts with a rundown of sins committed by George W.

Bush and his administration, and then moves on to criticize the American auto industry-naturally, he’s furious over over the sale of Chrysler to Daimler-Benz.

Along the way, Iacocca rails against the lack of leadership in vital national concerns such as health care, open markets and energy policy. 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 a year off from enacting laws or spending money.


The book’s strength lies in Iacocca’s emotional honesty, which shines when he details the reasons 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. Iacocca is a genial person to spend time with, but his insights no longer carry the weight that made his autobiography, Iacocca, a runaway bestseller.

Now 82, he has seen the U. As the CEO of Chrysler Corporation, he brought the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and worked with the government to overcome the fallout from the s oil crisis. Now, he says, our government has fallen under the grip of arrogant ideologues and spineless detractors.

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Our business leaders are more obsessed with stock options and trumping each other’s multimillion-dollar salaries than with finding creative solutions to pressing problems, such as the health-care crisis, our loss of competitive edge in the global marketplace, the massive trade deficit, and the slow death of the middle class.

He describes his frustration as his successor at Chrysler sold out to Daimler-Benz, and the once proud, independent company lost its soul. Although Iacocca presents a brutal analysis of cronyism in Washington, D.

With a reputation as a straight shooter, he hopes to inspire more young people to vote. This is a surprisingly outspoken take on the pressing need for real leadership in this country. See all Editorial Reviews.

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Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Thank you, Lee Iacocca for this book.

It is great to have such a straight shooter today. People pick up this book and get a glimpse at not just a phenomenal businessman, Iacocca did in fact bring Chrysler back from bankruptcy to being an automotive giant, but also a great man.

I am not going to give all of the book away to readers.

I liked the reason Lee Iacocca never followed people’s advice, and possibly became Senator Iacocca. That story will make the reader laugh.

The best part of the book is when Mr. Iacocca talks about leaders and mentors; why it is important for kids to have leaders, and even more interesting who makes for the best mentors and leaders for kids.

A telling message Lee Iacocca gives is the idea of happiness, and how even a very wealthy man like Lee Iacocca will goe you money is not the ticket to happiness.

Buy this book and get a glimpse at a true American legend. They’ve bave into hiding! I suspect this arises as education snobbery pushes common sense aside in favor of intellectualism. When Wwhere learned that Lee Iacocca, one of our greatest contemporary leaders, was similarly concerned and had authored a book on the subject, I was eager to read it.

I was confident that he would have some good ideas and would offer some sound advice. Discouragingly, I was wrong. I wonder if the ixcocca chose the title, since the book does not give us a direct answer.

On the chance that was because he could not figure it out, here is my answer: They have gone into hiding, Lee, just like you!

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Where Have All the Leaders Gone? – Wikipedia

According to his memoirs, as documented here, Lee Iacocca had at least three opportunities to serve his country in government and in positions as high as President. His reasons for passing on those solicitations were the same as usually uttered by other very capable people; they are not confident about their ability to participate effectively in the degradingly duplicitous and disingenuous management system that we currently call “politics.

As an alternative, he recommends that we all get more conscientious about voting, and evaluate candidates much more critically before going to the polls. We never thought of that! I’m sorry, but we’re tired of rolling up our sleeves and donning our thinking caps to evaluate – as Jerry Brown cleverly put it over ten years ago – “the evil of two lessers.

Carp, mud puppies gonf other scavengers; all junk fish with no fight in them, and never worthy of our table. Not worth fishing for! The last sentence in the book is, “Won’t you join me?

We are bitching and complaining, but keeping far enough away from the mud-wrestling pit that we will not get splattered. Harry Truman was a lot like Lee Iacocca in many ways – common, practical, decisive, responsible and plain talking. Wonder where we would be today had he felt the same way and let things default to lesser men. The above notwithstanding, I give Lee’s book high marks. First, because the author is Lee Iacocca, a staunch, real life American icon – someone with a story every youngster should know about.

Second, because there is so much more in the book that in conversations with family and friends, no matter what the topic, I currently find myself mentioning what Iacocca had to say. I guess that means I think what he had to say on those things is worth knowing about. Lee’s become a cranky old man, lol. The book sounds like when my dad used to tell me how spoiled kids of my generation were and how much better his generation was, and how the world is going to hell in a handbag.

Now I sound like that when I talk to my son, lo.! It just comes with age. This is more like somebody just musing about the good ol’ days! It is always refreshing when a public figure tells it like it is. We are so accustomed to being test-marketed, polled, sound-bited, obfuscated, and outright lied to that anyone who will speak to us like adults gets our attention. Lido has been telling it to us straight since the early s–would that enough of us had remembered his words during the following decades, his concerns about “free” trade, education, health care, greed and the political process.

Pretty much all of the bad things he wrote about way back when have come to pass. Of course, politicians know that once you get in office and even the process of getting to that officetalking straight becomes a romantic idea that can leave one un-elected at the next round. This is, unfortunately, the way the world really works; but this doesn’t preclude our elected officials and public figures from leading by example.

And Lee Iacocca has led by example. It has been a lonely fight, but if someone like Lee Iacocca agrees with you, the fight may yet be winnable.