Get Better or Get Beaten
Robert Slater with Jeffrey A. Krames
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From The Publisher:
Over a dozen new chapterson everything from Workout to Six Sigma to e-Business
How to Think, Talk, and Lead Like Jack Welch, History's Most Celebratedand SuccessfulCEO
"If leadership is an art, then surely Welch has proved himself a master painter." —BusinessWeek
"Wall Street and Main Street have been spoiled by Mr. Welch and his extraordinary performance." —The Wall Street Journal
"Perhaps the most admired CEO of his generation." —Fortune
Since it first hit business bestseller lists, Get Better or Get Beaten has shown over 100,000 executives how to understand the secretsand emulate the successesof GE's legendary CEO Jack Welch. Now completely revised and updated with rules for managers in today's transformed economy, this fast-paced classic provides proven leadership imperatives for every situation, regardless of industry.
From Secret #1 ("Harness the power of change") to Secret #29 ("Use e-Business to put the final nail in bureaucracy"), Get Better or Get Beaten is today's most straightforward, easy-to-follow blueprint for real-world success. Read it, learn from it, and use it to follow in the footsteps of corporate history's most honored CEOGE's Jack Welch.
Jack Welch built GE into the most successful American corporation of the late 20th century. He accomplished this by focusing on quality, insisting on innovation, and forging a series of innovative business strategies that transformed GE from an overly bureaucratic, slow moving, and self-satisfied dinosaur into a lean, agile competitor.
Like Jack Welch himself, Get Better or Get Beaten, 2nd Edition, continues to carve its own path and call its own shots. Updated to reflect the realities of today's 24/7/365 global e-conomy, this classic management manifesto gets in your face and tells you what you need to know. For virtually every business situation, it answers one overriding question"What would Welch do?"with clarity, purpose, and a singular focus on achieving bottom-line results.
Small enough to fit in your coat pocket, yet bursting with Welch's leadership secrets on every page, it paints a compelling picture of how to teach employeesand yourselfto accept nothing but the best. Look inside to discover:
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About the Authors
Robert Slater has over 25 years experience with Time, Newsweek and UPI. One of today's top business biographers, Slater has written a number of bestselling books, including Jack Welch and the GE Way and The GE Way Fieldbook. Jeffrey A. Krames is publisher and editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill's trade division. The editor of four previous books on Jack Welch, including the national bestseller Jack Welch and the GE Way, Krames has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and other publications. He has appeared on CNN and PBS and been quoted in Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, and other periodicals.
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