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Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To Book

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Publisher Comments:

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and chief executive officer of GE, he has traveled the world, speaking to more than 250,000 people and answering their questions on dozens of wide-ranging topics.

Inspired by his audiences and their hunger for straightforward guidance, Welch has written both a philosophical and pragmatic book, which is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly lays out the answers to the most difficult questions people face both on and off the job.

Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of an organization, in companies large and small. His audience is everyone from line workers to MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. His goal is to help everyone who has a passion for success.

Welch begins Winning with an introductory section called "Underneath It All," which describes his business philosophy. He explores the importance of values, candor, differentiation, and voice and dignity for all.

The core of Winning is devoted to the real "stuff" of work. This main part of the book is split into three sections. The first looks inside the company, from leadership to picking winners to making change happen. The second section looks outside, at the competition, with chapters on strategy,mergers, and Six Sigma, to name just three. The next section of the book is about managing your career — from finding the right job to achieving work-life balance.

Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack's distinctive no b.s. voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work.

Review:

"One oft-heard comment about Welch's generally praised (and bestselling) 2001 memoir, Jack: Straight from the Gut, was that the book skimped on useful business advice. The respected but controversial former chief of General Electric pays readers back double here. Written with Welch's wife, a onetime editor of the Harvard Business Review, the book delivers a brilliant career's worth of consistently astute (and often iconoclastic) business wisdom and knowledge from the man Fortune magazine called 'the manager of the century.' Welch knows what he's talking about, and here offers an admirably concise primer on how to do business that's a paragon of tough common sense. From practices he employed at GE (e.g., the much-debated differentiation, which includes winnowing 10% of the workforce at regular intervals), to the personal qualities that lead to success (to Welch, candor is essential), to advice on job hunting and how to work with a bad boss, to ways to maximize the budget process (divorce it from performance rewards), Welch comments frankly and by myriad example, with a common touch that will draw readers in ('that was hardly the first time I'd gotten my clock cleaned by the press'). He explains upfront that the book arose as an attempt to codify his beliefs, in response to the many questions he's received at numerous public appearances since he retired from GE in 2001; as such the book has a somewhat lumpy feel, like an overstuffed bag of presents. But the writing, full of personality and ideas, is a model of clarity and insight, even on such dense subjects as the quality control program Six Sigma. It's difficult to think of anyone in business who wouldn't benefit from reading this savvy, engaging cubicle-to-boardroom guide to success; and it's likely, given Welch's reputation and the massive ad/promo HarperCollins is putting behind the book, that enough business people will want to read it to push it toward the top of the charts." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A highly practical book that teaches people how to win in business and in life by sharing the lessons of Jack Welch's hugely successful career as a great chief executive and manager at GE. Building on the success of his first book, Welch's second book is a how-to handbook, written specifically for his fans who have been asking him for business advice when he makes public appearances. "I realized that I had answers to questions about managing that people at lower levels could really use," Welch has said.

Synopsis:

Winning is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly and succinctly lays out the answers to the most difficult, important questions people face both on and off the job. Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of the organization, in companies large and small. His audience is everyone from line workers to college students and MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. He describes his core business principles and devotes most of Winning to the real "stuff" of work — how to lead, hire, get ahead, even write a budget. Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind set is riveting. His goal is to help anyone and everyone who has a passion for success.

Synopsis:

Described as America's #1 manager, Jack Welch now lays out the real "stuff" of work in this new title that is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. Winning clearly and succinctly lays out the answers to the most difficult, important questions people face both on and off the job.

About the Author

Jack Welch began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 became the company's eighth chairman and CEO. During his tenure, GE's market capitalization increased by $400 billion, making it the world's most valuable corporation. Mr. Welch is currently the head of Jack Welch, LLC, where he serves as an advisor to a small group of Fortune 500 CEOs and speaks to businesspeople and students around the world. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Jack: Straight from the Gut.

Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    "Every Day,There Is a New Question"

    UNDERNEATH IT ALL

  1. MISSION AND VALUES
    So Much Hot Air About Something So Real
  2. CANDOR
    The Biggest Dirty Little Secret in Business
  3. DIFFERENTIATION
    Cruel and Darwinian? Try Fair and Effective
  4. VOICE AND DIGNITY
    Every Brain in the Game
  5. YOUR COMPANY

  6. LEADERSHIP
    It's Not Just About You
  7. HIRING
    What Winners Are Made Of
  8. PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
    You've Got the Right Players. Now What?
  9. PARTING WAYS
    Letting Go Is Hard to Do
  10. CHANGE
    Mountains Do Move
  11. CRISIS MANAGEMENT
    From Oh-God-No to Yes-We're-Fine
  12. YOUR COMPETITION

  13. STRATEGY
    It's All in the Sauce
  14. BUDGETING
    Reinventing the Ritual
  15. ORGANIC GROWTH
    So You Want to Start Something New
  16. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    Deal Heat and Other Deadly Sins
  17. SIX SIGMA
    Better Than a Trip to the Dentist
  18. YOUR CAREER

  19. THE RIGHT JOB
    Find It and You'll Never Really Work Again
  20. GETTING PROMOTED
    Sorry, No Shortcuts
  21. HARD SPOTS
    That Damn Boss
  22. WORK-LIFE BALANCE
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know
    About Having It All (But Were Afraid to Hear)
  23. TYING UP LOOSE ENDS

  24. HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE
    The Questions That Almost Got Away

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binhimd, May 3, 2006 (view all comments by binhimd)
The book is great.
I recommend every employee to own this book.this is the time that we should spend on Quality.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060753948
Author:
Welch, Suzy
Publisher:
HarperBusiness
Author:
Welch, Suzy
Author:
by Jack Welch and Suzy Welch
Author:
Apple, Margo
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Negotiation in business
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050405
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 13.44 oz
Age Level:
from 6 to 10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "One oft-heard comment about Welch's generally praised (and bestselling) 2001 memoir, Jack: Straight from the Gut, was that the book skimped on useful business advice. The respected but controversial former chief of General Electric pays readers back double here. Written with Welch's wife, a onetime editor of the Harvard Business Review, the book delivers a brilliant career's worth of consistently astute (and often iconoclastic) business wisdom and knowledge from the man Fortune magazine called 'the manager of the century.' Welch knows what he's talking about, and here offers an admirably concise primer on how to do business that's a paragon of tough common sense. From practices he employed at GE (e.g., the much-debated differentiation, which includes winnowing 10% of the workforce at regular intervals), to the personal qualities that lead to success (to Welch, candor is essential), to advice on job hunting and how to work with a bad boss, to ways to maximize the budget process (divorce it from performance rewards), Welch comments frankly and by myriad example, with a common touch that will draw readers in ('that was hardly the first time I'd gotten my clock cleaned by the press'). He explains upfront that the book arose as an attempt to codify his beliefs, in response to the many questions he's received at numerous public appearances since he retired from GE in 2001; as such the book has a somewhat lumpy feel, like an overstuffed bag of presents. But the writing, full of personality and ideas, is a model of clarity and insight, even on such dense subjects as the quality control program Six Sigma. It's difficult to think of anyone in business who wouldn't benefit from reading this savvy, engaging cubicle-to-boardroom guide to success; and it's likely, given Welch's reputation and the massive ad/promo HarperCollins is putting behind the book, that enough business people will want to read it to push it toward the top of the charts." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A highly practical book that teaches people how to win in business and in life by sharing the lessons of Jack Welch's hugely successful career as a great chief executive and manager at GE. Building on the success of his first book, Welch's second book is a how-to handbook, written specifically for his fans who have been asking him for business advice when he makes public appearances. "I realized that I had answers to questions about managing that people at lower levels could really use," Welch has said.
"Synopsis" by , Winning is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly and succinctly lays out the answers to the most difficult, important questions people face both on and off the job. Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of the organization, in companies large and small. His audience is everyone from line workers to college students and MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. He describes his core business principles and devotes most of Winning to the real "stuff" of work — how to lead, hire, get ahead, even write a budget. Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind set is riveting. His goal is to help anyone and everyone who has a passion for success.
"Synopsis" by , Described as America's #1 manager, Jack Welch now lays out the real "stuff" of work in this new title that is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. Winning clearly and succinctly lays out the answers to the most difficult, important questions people face both on and off the job.
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