What the Best CEOs Know: 7 Exceptional Leaders and their Lessons for Transforming Any Business / Edition 1

What the Best CEOs Know: 7 Exceptional Leaders and their Lessons for Transforming Any Business / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Jeffrey A. Krames
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071382402

ISBN-13: 9780071382403

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Leadership lessons from the best--Gates, Welch, Dell, Gerstner, Kelleher, Grove, and Walton

What are the traits, tactics, and strategies of the business world's most transformative leaders . . . and what can the rest of us learn from them? In What the Best CEOs Know, leadership authority Jeffrey Krames examines the careers of seven of history's most

…  See more details below

Overview

Leadership lessons from the best--Gates, Welch, Dell, Gerstner, Kelleher, Grove, and Walton

What are the traits, tactics, and strategies of the business world's most transformative leaders . . . and what can the rest of us learn from them? In What the Best CEOs Know, leadership authority Jeffrey Krames examines the careers of seven of history's most accomplished CEOs--including in-depth interviews with Michael Dell, Lou Gerstner, and Herb Kelleher--to get candid answers to many of today's most compelling business questions.

The result is a blueprint-like framework that instructs as well as it informs, and provides managers with the firsthand secrets of leadership giants. Proven learning tools--from cases and lesson summaries to selfassessment exercises--reinforce the book's methods and key ideas. Each chapter of What the Best CEOs Know provides innovative features including:



  • Assess Your CEO Quotient

  • Leadership Lessons of the CEO

  • What would Jack Welch et al. do?

A host of well-known and bestselling books have detailed the success formulas of specific CEOs. But until now, no single book has compiled the strategies of several CEOs--let alone the world's most well-known business leaders--into a handbook for achieving breakthrough corporate stewardship. What the Best CEOs Know does exactly that, combining the wisdom, strategies, and tactics of today's most accomplished CEOs into one powerful and one-of-a-kind business resource.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071382403
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Era of the CEO?1
Pt. 1What Made Them Great17
Ch. 1The Exceptional Seven and the Traits That Defined Them19
Pt. 2Defining Strategies of Exceptional Leaders53
Ch. 2Place the Customer at the Epicenter of the Business Model: Michael Dell and the Art of the Customer55
Ch. 3Create an Authentic Learning Organization: How Jack Welch Converts Learning into Results79
Ch. 4Focus on Solutions: Lou Gerstner on Creating a Customer-Obsessed IBM107
Ch. 5Prepare the Organization for Drastic Change: Andy Grove on Strategic Inflection Points131
Ch. 6Harness the Intellect of Every Employee: Bill Gates on Creating a Knowledge-Based Organization153
Ch. 7Create a Performance-Drive Culture: Herb Kelleher on the Importance of Creating a Family-Like Culture173
Ch. 8Learn from Competitors, but Remain Faithful to the Vision: How Sam Walton's Vision Created the World's Largest Company197
Acknowledgments221
Notes/Sources225
Index241

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

What the Best CEO's Know: 7 Exceptional Leaders and Their Lessons for Transforming any Business 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago