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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
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
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.