home  |  contact us  |  site map  
prdomain business register
news review
about us
contact us
  business leaders  |  profiles  |  interviews  |  speeches  |  articles  |  quote, unquote  
business leaders > profiles > Rudolph Giuliani
Rudolph Giuliani
Rudolph Giuliani: Leadership in crisis
He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (class of '61) in Brooklyn, Manhattan College (class of '65) in the Bronx and New York University Law School in Manhattan, graduating cum laude in 1968.

His book, Leadership, was published in October 2002. It became an immediate bestseller, spending 25 weeks on the

New York Times Bestseller List, including five weeks at number 1.

As a speaker Rudy Giuliani is a story teller, he doesn't present his leadership theories as a bullet point presentation but he tells a story about people so vividly that you think you were there yourself.

Best known for his leadership in immediately organising the recovery of New York as its Mayor during the 9 / 11 tragedy, Mayor Giuliani worked tirelessly to restore the city and the morale of its residents as they faced their darkest hour after terrorists crashed planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Narrowly missing being crushed when the Towers fell, Mayor Giuliani was widely lauded for his steady hand during frightening times. For his efforts, he was named Person of the Year by Time magazine, knighted by the Queen of England, dubbed "Rudy the Rock" by French President Jacques Chirac, and former first lady Nancy Reagan presented him with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award.

As mayor of New York between 1993 and 2001, Giuliani returned accountability to city government and improved the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Under his leadership, overall crime fell 65 per cent, murder was reduced by 70 per cent, and New York City — once infamous around the world for its dangerous streets — was recognised by the FBI as the safest large city in America for the past five years. New York City's law enforcement strategies have become models for other cities around the world.

When Giuliani took office in 1993, one of every seven New Yorkers was on welfare. He restored the work ethic, implementing the largest and most successful welfare-to-work initiative in the country, cutting welfare rolls by 60 per cent while moving 640,000 individuals from dependency to employment.

In addition, Giuliani enacted over $2.5 billion in tax reductions — including the commercial rent tax, personal income tax, and the hotel occupancy tax. These reforms, combined with the fiscal discipline that enabled him to turn an inherited $2.3-billion budget deficit into a multi-billion dollar surplus, led New York City to an era of broad-based growth with a record 450,000 new private sector jobs created in eight years. As news of the city's resurgence spread around the nation and the world, tourism grew to record levels and New York City became the best-known example of the resurgence of urban America.

Limited by New York City law to two terms as mayor, Rudy Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners in January, 2002, quickly establishing the professional services firm as a leader in fields including emergency preparedness, public safety, leadership during crises, corporate governance, and financial management.

Drawing on his experience in turning a city described as ungovernable into a city that is now a worldwide example of good government and effective management, Giuliani was recognised in Spring 2002 as Consultant of the Year by Consulting magazine.

Mrs. Giuliani is a managing director of Changing Our World, Incorporated, a national fundraising and philanthropic services company headquartered in New York.

top of the page

contact us  ||  site map  
  Legal policy | Copyright © 1999-2006
The Information Company Private Limited. All rights reserved.