What the Best CEOs Know [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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What the Best CEOs Know

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071429078
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/22/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 899,988
  • File size: 768 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Krames is a vice president and publisher at McGraw-Hill, and has two decades of experience in business and financial publishing. He is the bestselling author of The Rumsfeld Way and The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership.

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Table of Contents

The Era of the CEO? 1
Part 1 What Made Them Great 17
Chapter 1 The Exceptional Seven and the Traits That Defined Them 19
Part 2 Defining Strategies of Exceptional Leaders 53
Chapter 2 Place the Customer at the Epicenter of the Business Model: Michael Dell and the Art of the Customer 55
Chapter 3 Create an Authentic Learning Organization: How Jack Welch Converts Learning into Results 79
Chapter 4 Focus on Solutions: Lou Gerstner on Creating a Customer-Obsessed IBM 107
Chapter 5 Prepare the Organization for Drastic Change: Andy Grove on Strategic Inflection Points 131
Chapter 6 Harness the Intellect of Every Employee: Bill Gates on Creating a Knowledge-Based Organization 153
Chapter 7 Create a Performance-Driven Culture: Herb Kelleher on the Importance of Creating a Family-Like Culture 173
Chapter 8 Learn from Competitors, but Remain Faithful to the Vision: How Sam Walton's Vision Created the World's Largest Company 197
Acknowledgments 221
Notes/Sources 225
Index 241
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