Jack Welch & The G.E. Way: Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO [NOOK Book]

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Get inside the mind of Jack Welch, GE's bold innovator.

"Jack Welch is a genius at making all who work for him raise the level of their game. We've had some friendly differences but we always find common ground; I think he's the smartest boss I've ever had and he signs my pay checks!"

­­Tom Brokaw, Anchor and Managing Editor "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw".

"If leadership is an art, then surely Welch has proved himself a master painter."

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Jack Welch & The G.E. Way: Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO

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Overview

Get inside the mind of Jack Welch, GE's bold innovator.

"Jack Welch is a genius at making all who work for him raise the level of their game. We've had some friendly differences but we always find common ground; I think he's the smartest boss I've ever had and he signs my pay checks!"

­­Tom Brokaw, Anchor and Managing Editor "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw".

"If leadership is an art, then surely Welch has proved himself a master painter."

­­BusinessWeek on Jack Welch.

Jack Welch doesn't believe in sitting still. His innovative, breakthrough leadership strategies as CEO have transformed GE into a highly productive, labor-efficient powerhouse­­with a staggering $200 billion-plus market capitalization. Now, at long last, senior managers and other executives can discover how to work the Welch magic on their own companies.

"Act like a leader, not a manager." Jack Welch and the GE Way reveals the strategies and secrets that have led to Jack Welch's stunning success. Veteran international business journalist Robert Slater, given unprecedented access to Welch and other prominent GE insiders, has crafted a brilliant portrait of what makes Jack Welch tick. "Use the brains of every worker." Jack Welch is a man with a mission. Even though he has reached the summit of success, Welch continues to shake the cage­­and GE continues to be the envy of its global competitors. Read Jack Welch and the GE Way, and learn for yourself the insights and strategies that Jack Welch used to create the most valuable corporation in history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071369053
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/31/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 766,215
  • File size: 614 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Slater has over 25 years of experience with Time, Newsweek, and UPI. He has written a number of bestselling business books, including Ovitz: The Inside Story of HollywoodÕs Most Controversial Powerbroker, Get Better or Get Beaten: 31 Leadership Secrets from GEÕs Jack Welch, The New GE: How Jack Welch Revived an American Institution, and Soros: The Life, Times & Trading Secrets of the WorldÕs Greatest Investor.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Act Like a Leader, Not a Manager. Embrace Change, Don't Fear It. Stop Managing, Start Leading. Cultivate Managers Who Share Your Vision. Face Reality, Then Act Decisively. Be Simple, Be Consistent, and Hammer, Your Message Home. Part II: Building the Market-Leading Company. Be Number 1 or Number 2, But Don't Narrow Your Market. Look for the Quantum Leap! Fix, Close, or Sell: Reviving NBC. Dont Focus on the Numbers. Plagiarize--It's Legitimate: Creat a Learning Culture. Part III: Forging the Boundaryless Organization. Get Rid of the Managers, Get Rid of the Bureaucracy. Be Lean and Agile Like a Small Company. Tear Down the Boundaries. Part IV: Harnessing Your People for Competitive Advantage. Three Secrets: Speed, Simplicity, and Self-Confidence. Use the Brain of Every Worker--Involve Everyone. Take the "Boss Element" Out of Your Company. Create an Atmosphere Where Workers Feel Free to Speak Out. S-t-r-e-t-c-h! Reach for the Stars! Part V: Push Service and Globalization for Double-Digit Growth. Grow Your Service Business--It's the Wave of the Future. Look to Financial Services to Bring in Earnings. Have Global Brains--and Build Diverse and Global Teams. Part VI: Drive Quality Throughout the Organization. Live Quality--and Drive Cost and Speed for Competitive Advantage. Make Quality the Job of Every Employee. To Achieve Quality: Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Part VII: The Toughest Boss/Most Admired Manager in America. Jack Welch Deals with Adversity. Jack Welch Deals with the Next Generation. Part VIII: Jack Welch's Vision for the Millenniu. Bolstering General Electric. Advice for Other Companies.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2001

    Jack Welch and the GE Way

    Robert Slater does an outstanding job of putting to paper the 'revolutionary strategies' Jack Welch (and others at GE) uses in making GE the leading global company. Jack Welch's 'simplistic'and 'common sense' ideas about running a business-or empowering others to become leaders in the company, has increased GE's value by more than $200 billion and continues to grow, thereby earning GE status as the world's largest multibusiness company. Just as Welch's strategies are 'simplistic,' Slater writes this book in a 'simplistic' and very easy to read style. The book is heavily packed with quotes from the master--Jack Welch, as well as numerous other successful business persons. This is a 'must have' book for anyone interested in successful leadership, not only in business, but in any facet of their life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 1999

    JACK WELCH MUST HAVE KNOWN HENRY J. KAISER

    Living in Hawaii during the the Henry J. Kaiser era and the first hand information I saw and heard from various employees who worked for Mr. Kaiser,it seems that Mr. Welch 'borrowed' or implemented many of Henry J.'s basic concepts. Granted what Jack Welch did in the restructuring of General Electric was an amazing task in itself. A difficult job done very well! How Jack took G.E. over in the 80's and made it what it is today is mandatory reading for all. He did what he had to do for G.E. to make it the mega corporation that it is today. The only down side to the book is Robert Slater's glorification of Mr. Welch's concepts and theories. Mr. Slater should have read the biography of Henry J. Kaiser before giving all the hoopla to Jack Welch. It was Mr. Kaiser who practiced, 'Do it the best,do it faster,do it cheaper', way before Jack Welch. It was Henry J. who never believed in heavy upper management. Kaiser's communication with his staff and work force was so direct and personal that he gave you the feeling you were always in the 'Kaiser Family' from day one. He made his workers proud of their job and even prouder of their finished product. I will not dwell on Henry J. Kaiser's principles and work ethics, but before you read Robert Slater's book on Jack Welch, I suggest you take an hour of your time to read the biography of Henry J. Kaiser first.

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