If you are looking for a recap of the highlights in a qucik, easy to read book - you've come to the right place. In this small book Jack gives the Welch rules-don't fight the rules of success. His focus is purely on shareholder profits and his own profits above any good of his employees or workforce. The first step in realizing that vision was a dismantling of the bureaucracy. Despite this scandal, Welch's reputation as one of the most admired and well-known business leaders in U. ! The End of a Long Career Welch retired from General Electric in 2001. This book sugar coats the surgical focus on improving a company by any means necessary while omitting much of the downsides of those choices.
Welch's messages and visions were learned and reinforced first at Crotonville, then through the sharing of employees across businesses and in ongoing meetings; ultimately these concepts were tied to employee promotion and retention. I mean, we played ball countless hours, played street hockey all night. Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Managers there noticed he had an unusual combination of scientific knowledge and business sense. Slater in 2005 Born 1943-10-01 October 1, 1943 Died March 25, 2014 2014-03-25 aged 70 Robert Slater October 1, 1943 — March 25, 2014 was an American author and journalist known for over two dozen books, including biographies of political and business figures such as , , , and.
That may sound ridiculous, but in those days that was kind of important. Welch would remember that atmosphere and try to keep the same level of enthusiasm throughout his career. As a self-styled corporate outsider and maverick, Welch has shown how modern business can be recreated in a leaner, more flexible structure to encourage productivity and change. All these things are from when I was 26 years old. Robert Slater is one of the world's foremost authorities on Jack Welch and General Electric. About the Author: Robert Slater is the author of a number of bestselling business books, including four books on Jack Welch.
So I went to engineering school. So no matter what: when Jack says something, I'm listening. Welch faxed handwritten notes to anyone in the company who he felt deserved personal communication, whether to motivate, correct, or congratulate, from top management to laborers. Out of three job offers, Welch chose General Electric's engineered materials plant at Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He wanted to purchase Honeywell International, which made electronic equipment for airplanes.
This volume's selling point-its brevity-is also its downfall: it feels too much like leadership lite. There's a constant flow of ideas, excitement, and energy that has to be put into an organization. Welch had married Jane in 1989 after divorcing his wife of thirty years, Carolyn, in 1987. This all-in-one Welch reference updates material from Robert Slater's bestselling Get Better or Get Beaten, and is today's ultimate fast-paced, no-nonsense handbook on the ways of Jack Welch. An unsuccessful leader will shock an organization and paralyze it.
For More Information Books Campbell, Robert. Web Sites General Electric, Inc. He went on to get his Ph. Jack's mother Grace was a strong force in the early life of her only child. In high school, Welch was co-captain of the golf team, lettered in hockey, and served as treasurer of the senior class. He went on to get his Ph.
And for that, Welch is the key. So from an intellectual standpoint, you're learning every day. Welch recalled work as an engineer at the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, facility as being fast paced and exciting; he was able to explore the limits of materials technology with only limited interference from distant management. Informative, inspiring, educational What did you like best about this story? All these things are from when I was 26 years old. This book fails on all three measures. The two companies worked out the details for what would be history's largest industrial merger. The Best Seat in the House: The Golden Years of Radio and Television.
What emerged is a brilliant portrait that tells you what makes Jack Welch tick. The role of sports in Welch's early life was profound; he would rely on lessons taken on the field time and again throughout his career. Welch consistently forced executives to argue in meetings, often heatedly, the idea being to force management to know their businesses, processes, and issues thoroughly before engaging in discussion with the boss. Welch was willing to take risks and change the company's ingrained corporate culture to fit his strategic vision. An only child, the young Welch was the exclusive beneficiary of his parents' attention, for better or for worse. Gutoff, who later served as the president of Standard Brands and started his own consulting firm, was at the time a burgeoning executive who saw potential in the young engineer and sympathized with his position.
Simplistic Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Joined General Electric After graduate school, Welch joined General Electric as a junior engineer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Slater was born in and grew up in. And it has to keep getting better. I prefer Jack's own book, and to me it beats many more sophisticated business books hands down. In essence three methods encouraged this continuous redistribution of knowledge. They are both written in oversized font and are about 100 pages long and both cover simple messages. I think he's the smartest boss I've ever had.