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

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by Jeffrey A. Krames
     
 

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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

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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.

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

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