Author: Jack Welch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755365224
Size: 62.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jack Welch was perhaps the greatest corporate leader of the 20th century. When he first became CEO of General Electric in 1981 the company was worth $12 billion. Twenty years later it is worth a total of $280 billion. But Welch was more than just the leader of the most successful business in the world. He revolutionised GE's entire corporate culture with his distinctive, highly personal management style: the individual appreciation of each of his 500 managers, the commitment to an informal but driven work style and the encouragement of candour were all part of the Welch approach. Following John Harvey Jones's Making it Happen and Troubleshooter, Jack has already become the businessman's bible for the 21st century - an inspiration for a new generation of corporate players.

Opening Strategy

Author: Richard Whittington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191059145
Size: 63.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Strategy is becoming more 'open' - more transparent and more inclusive. Opening Strategy tells the story of how corporate strategists and strategy consultants have worked since the middle of the last century to open up the strategy process. First strategic planning, then strategic management, and now 'open strategy' have all brought more people into the strategy process and provided more strategic information, for the benefit of both business and society at large. Informed by interviews with corporate strategists and consultants at leading firms such as General Electric and McKinsey & Co, and drawing on the historical archives of strategy's pioneers, this book provides vivid insights into the trials and tribulations of practice change in the strategy profession. Above all, it stresses the hard work of the little recognized and sometimes eccentric individuals who have been leaders in practice change. By building on a wide range of illustrations, covering both successes and failures, the book draws out general lessons for practice innovation in strategy. Those studying the topic will be able to set standard strategy techniques in historical and social context and develop new areas for investigation, while practising executives and consultants should gain a sense of how to innovate in strategy - and how not to.

100 Great Business Leaders

Author: Jonathan Gifford
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814484687
Size: 44.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The success of every great company or popular brand is often the vision of a great leader. Here in this book, we profile 100 Great Business Leaders, giving an account of their business career, demonstrating the innovations, opportunities and business principles that have been introduced in their companies. Also included is a practical section to demonstrate how a reader might apply these ideas in their own lives. The 100 chosen business leaders are from companies located all over the world and include a mixture of business founders (for example Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Kiichira Toyoda, Liu Chuanzhi of Lenova) and famous business executives (Jack Welch of GE, Lee Iacocca of Chrysler, Indra Nooyi of Pepsico, Chua Sock Koong of Singapore Telecommunications).

The Leader S Guide To Lateral Thinking Skills

Author: Paul Sloane
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 074948103X
Size: 64.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lateral thinking can help you transform your ability to generate ideas, unlock the creative potential of your team and make your organization more innovative. With a lively, energetic and practical approach, The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills will teach you dynamic, up-to-date techniques to unleash the creative energies of your people and show you how to put the techniques to work immediately. Lateral thinking can turn your organization around and make you a better leader. In The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, highly acclaimed author, trainer and presenter Paul Sloane demonstrates how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse. This book is packed with real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises that you can put to work today.

Leadership Pocketbook

Author: Fiona Elsa Dent
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
ISBN: 1908284285
Size: 29.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written for leaders at all levels - strategic, organisational and team level - the Leadership Pocketbook explains how to inspire, influence, deal with change and achieve objectives. Illustrated throughout, the book adopts a practical approach, setting out the principles of leadership, the role of the leader, the skills required for effective leadership and the key challenges facing leaders in today's business environment. This 2nd edition sees the addition of a new section about leaders and social responsibility. "Contemporary business leaders must be aware of the major forces shaping society today and understand how their organisations need to respond and contribute to these challenges", author Fiona Dent writes. She is Director of Faculty Development at Ashridge where she is also Programme Director for the Influencing Strategies and Skills Programme. A focus of the book, described by the author as 'perhaps the most necessary skill for any leader', is self-awareness - to know yourself, to realise what your leadership strengths and weaknesses are and when you must continue to develop. "With admirable clarity, Fiona Dent distils the salient leadership issues and skills. Every potential leader and every leader with potential should find a place for this book in their pocket or bag." Philip Hodgson, Director of Leadership Programmes, Ashridge "A practical, easy to use guide for all levels of leadership. It covers a broad range of topics in sufficient detail to make it usable both for fresh learning and for reference." Richard Nicholson, Management Development Manager, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

Strategic Management

Author: Paul W. Dobson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405142367
Size: 51.83 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This highly popular introduction to strategic management has nowbeen revised to take account of the latest developments in thefield. New edition of a highly popular introduction to strategicmanagement. Provides a clear framework for understanding the issues incorporate strategy, supported by current case examples. Revised to take account of the latest development in thefield. Now features twelve new cases. Includes new chapters on issues relating to the resource-basedview of the firm, innovation, learning, and the ‘neweconomy’. Includes a new concluding chapter looking at present and futureissues in strategic management. Continues to combine the latest management concepts with andemphasis on current business applications and implementation.

Gower Handbook Of Supply Chain Management

Author: John Gattorna
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
Size: 32.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1741
Provides up-to-date information for manufacturers on the logistics of obtaining supplies and distributing materials to business customers, as practiced by companies in Asia, Europe, and North America.

The 2009 Pfeiffer Annual

Author: LASTDelta Organization & Leadership LLC
Publisher: Pfeiffer
ISBN: 9780470371442
Size: 17.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1744
Leadership development continues to be a top concern for most organizations. The third Pfeiffer Annual of Leadership Development has arrived! This year, four editors have brought together some of the best minds in the leadership world to reflect on four distinct topics: Leading in a Global World, Convergence and Collaboration & Risk and Innovation, and The Customer-Connected Leader.