Jack Welch and the Ge Way - Robert SlatereBook - 2014
This work offers a summary of the book "JACK WELCH AND THE GE WAY: Management Insights and Leadership Secrets From the Legendary CEO" by Robert Slater. Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric from 1981-2001 is America's most successful CEO, and made GE the most valuable company in the US. Despite this impressive feat, though, his business philosophy was quite simple. Robert Slater takes the reader through this philosophy, demonstrating how Welch implemented each strategy, and why it was effective. For example, Welch believed in executives behaving like leaders, not managers: they should not supervise employees, but instead inspire them and provide them with vision. He was ruthless within the company structure: every part of GE was a leader in its market, or it was sold off. Welch abhorred unnecessary procedure and admin: he set up better communication channel and eliminated all possible bureaucracy. When it came to an employee philosophy, he encouraged every employee to focus on speed, simplicity and self-confidence: on a practical level this meant measures such as involving people in decision-making and emphasizing face-to-face discussions rather than paper or email communication. Jack Welch has been hailed as a strategic and operational genius. This book is a fascinating insight into how to he used practical techniques to build an extraordinary company.
Publisher: [United States] :, Business Book Summaries :, 2014.
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