The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships

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"In The Power of We, Jonathan Tisch reminds us again that working together still yields the best results. Jon has spent a lifetime mobilizing people and organizations to get a job done in business and in civic service. His experience, optimism, intelligence, and common sense are reflected in this fresh look at the rewards of partnerships."
–President Bill Clinton

"The Power of We,offers a clear and compelling lesson in how today’s business leaders can create new synergies and ...

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Overview

"In The Power of We, Jonathan Tisch reminds us again that working together still yields the best results. Jon has spent a lifetime mobilizing people and organizations to get a job done in business and in civic service. His experience, optimism, intelligence, and common sense are reflected in this fresh look at the rewards of partnerships."
–President Bill Clinton

"The Power of We,offers a clear and compelling lesson in how today’s business leaders can create new synergies and gain competitive advantage by learning how to partner successfully."
–Kenneth I. Chenault Chairman and CEO American Express Company

"Jon Tisch has lived the strategy he describes in The Power of We, and now this extraordinary man and successful leader shares his strategy with us. Building partnerships at all levels–social, intellectual, and political, as well as entrepreneurial–will be one of the keys to progress in the coming decades. Jon Tisch provides a road map for those who grasp that reality."
–John Sexton President, New York University

"Being a leader requires vision, focus, and influence. Jonathan Tisch has exhibited all three in this great body of work about what it takes to be a partner and something bigger than yourself. The Power of We is a must read."
–Pat Riley President, The Miami HEAT

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The CEO of Loews Hotels, Tisch preaches a management philosophy of cooperation: forging partnerships with employees, customers, shareholders and communities. A skeptical reader will ask what kind of partnership leaves the author heir to a $21-billion fortune while most of his employee-partners make less than $21,000 per year; the author addresses this question head-on, leaving the executive suite and performing the entry-level jobs in Loews hotels: cleaning, cooking, serving, repairing and checking guests in. The difficulty of these jobs reinforces "how crucial it is for top management to give the front-line people the tools, resources, and freedom they need to carry out their demanding jobs." He also confronts a union-busting reputation with a set of arguments for and against organized labor. The result is inspiring as an account of the way businesses should be run, but not entirely convincing as an account of the way Loews is actually run: Tisch describes at length how uncomfortable and humiliating the front-line employee uniforms are but he doesn't consider changing them because they are cheap to launder. Accounts from other executives who practice partnership management argue strongly for the ideas; this book as a whole gives explicit examples and recipes for applying them with an entertaining mix of analysis and stories. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471652823
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/27/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 546,514
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

JONATHAN M. TISCH is Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, and has been at the helm of the company since 1989. He has been instrumental in furthering the development of the hotel chain and its emergence as one of the country’s leading luxury hotel companies. At the same time, Tisch is recognized as a preeminent leader of the $555 billion travel and tourism industry. He is Chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable and NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing organization, and was formerly vice chair of the Welfare to Work Partnership and chairman of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Loews Corporation, parent company of Loews Hotels, is one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the United States, with nearly $80 billion in assets. Tisch believes that a new model of "business philosophy" based on partnerships is the key to corporate and economic success in the future.
KARL WEBER is a freelance writer specializing in business and current affairs. He is coauthor with Adrian Slywotzky of How to Grow When Markets Don’t and How Digital Is Your Business?

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1. The Power of Partnerships: Getting from Me to We
Portrait in Partnership: Rodney Carroll.

2. Now Who’s Boss? Lessons in Partnership from the CEO’s Desk to the Housekeeper’s Cart
Portrait in Partnership: Jeff Zucker.

3. A Family Business: It All Started with Sayde and Al
Portrait in Partnership: Marc Morial.

4. The Employee Comes First: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line
Portrait in Partnership: Emeril Lagasse.

5. Turning Customers into Partners: Creating Value Together
Portrait in Partnership: David Neeleman.

6. Being a Good Neighbor: Hanging Up Your Tux and Rolling Up Your Sleeves
Portrait in Partnership: President Jimmy Carter.

7. E Pluribus Plenty: When Competition Gives Way to Cooperation
Portrait in Partnership: Paul Tagliabue.

8. Beyond the Ballot Box: Good Corporate Citizenship Takes More Than Your Vote
Portrait in Partnership: Kate Carr.

9. What’s in It for the Owners? Bringing Dollars and Sense to the Bottom Line
Portrait in Partnership: Sir Howard Stringer.

10. New York Rising: The Power of Partnerships in Time of Crisis
Portrait in Partnership: Jane Rosenthal.

Epilogue: Twelve More Tips: A Recipe for Personal Success.

Sources.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2005

    Highly Recommended!

    Hotelier Jonathan Tisch has little but contempt for the slash-and-burn business leaders of the ¿90s. Now-disgraced CEOs such as Sunbeam¿s Al Dunlap, Tyco¿s Dennis Kozlowski and Enron¿s Jeff Skilling embraced a new form of libertarianism, running their companies to enrich themselves. Tisch, head of the Loews Hotels chain, touts a different kind of capitalism, in which companies embrace the idea of cooperation and partnership instead of a strategy of winning at all costs. Tisch offers a compelling argument that this kinder and gentler approach is more profitable in the long run. He includes plenty of very interesting examples of partnership at his own company, although these tales can seem a bit self-serving. We recommend this intriguing title to managers who are interested in profits, but not profits at any cost.

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