Behind the scenes with the legendary CEO
Jack Welch’s innovative leadership strategies revived a lagging GE, transforming it into a powerhouse with a staggering $300 billion-plus market capitalization. In writing Jack Welch and the GE Way, author Robert Slater was given unprecedented access to Welch and other prominent GE insiders. What emerged is a brilliant portrait that tells you what makes Jack Welch tick. Learn how to work the Welch magic on your own company as you find out how he dismantled the boundaries between management layers, between engineers and marketers, between GE and its customers to streamline the process of getting products and services to market.
Get details on Welch’s far-reaching Six Sigma quality initiative, and discover how its principles and standards can save billions of dollars...how and why he has made GE a truly global company (and why you must think global as well)...and all the other Welch "midas touch" strategies you can put to work in your organization, at every level!
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About the Author
Robert Slater has written a number of bestselling business books, including Ovitz: The Inside Story of Hollywood's Most Controversial Powerbroker, Get Better or Get Beaten: 31 Leadership Secrets from GE's Jack Welch, The New GE: How Jack Welch Revived an American Institution, and Soros: The Life, Times & Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investor.
Table of ContentsPart 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.