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The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership : Over 250 Terms, Concepts, Strategies and Initiatives of the Legendary Leader - Jeffrey A. Krames

The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership

Over 250 Terms, Concepts, Strategies and Initiatives of the Legendary Leader

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780071381406
Number Of Pages: 224

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In his two decades at the helm of GE, Jack Welch did more to add to the leadership literature than any other CEO of the modern era. In doing so, the GE CEO created his own vernacular, a new language of leadership. When Welch retires at the end of 2001, his legacy as the world's most influential business leader will endure for years to come. Anyone wishing to learn his language and the techniques he used at GE will be a potential buyer of this book. The Welch Lexicon of Management is intended be a companion book to Jack Welch's leadership memoir (due out in September). It is alphabetically organized, and includes more than 250 of the words, ideas, concepts, tools and strategies used or created by Welch and GE between 1981 and 2001. Some listings, such as "Boundaryless" and "Work-Out" are well know, and have already been integrated into the language of business. However, this book also includes dozens of terms that have not yet made it into everyday use ("social architecture," "the four 'Es' of leadership," the GE "operating system," etc.). Words that get "the Six-Six Sigma Icon" are those ideas that formed the centerpiece of Welch's leadership crusade. Welch has said that Six Sigma is "changing the DNA of the company," so it seems fitting that this insignia be used to indicate key terms. "Six Six Sigma" concepts get in-depth treatment which includes the definition, as well as the origins, evolution, significance to GE and lessons. Here are examples: "Six-Six Sigma" Concepts: Boundaryless is the best example of a Six-Six Sigma Welch concept. It became Welch's signature doctrine, a leadership ideal for his brand of learning organization. "Six-Six Sigma" Models: "The Authentic Leadership Model" is one example. "Six-Six Sigma" Initiatives: Includes "Work-Out," "Globalization," "Six Sigma," "Product Services" and the "e-Initiative." The ultimate goal is to create a dictionary - a lexicon -- that is much more - a roadmap of the language and programs employed by the GE CEO in launching the many revolutions that earned Jack Welch the sobriquet of world's "ultimate manager" (Fortune Magazine has called Welch "the ultimate manager.")

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"Welch has done more to advance the body of leadership knowledge than any of his contemporaries. He created a new business lexicon...." --The Wall Street Journal

"I can''t imagine a CEO who wouldn''t benefit from reading this book." shy;shy;Philip Kotler Northwestern University The Words, the Ideas, and the Initiatives of History''s Most Acclaimed CEO During the last two decades of the twentieth century, Jack Welch transformed GE from an aging industrial bureaucracy into a diversified global juggernaut. In the process, he added more to the language of modern leadership than any other CEO of his era. The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadershiporganizes more than 250 of Welch''s most popular concepts and tools into an accessibleshy;shy;and ultimately indispensableshy;shy;look into the mind and methods of Jack Welch. Never before have all the ideas and strategies of the world''s most effective CEO been assembled in one comprehensive volume. InThe Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadershipyou will learn more about: Boundarylessnessshy;shy;Guidelines show how you can use Welch''s signature concept to create an organization free of turf battles, walls, and other trust-busters and confidence-killers GE''s Social Architectureshy;shy;Learn how Welch "self-actualized" GE, valuing intellect over hierarchy as he encouraged employees to share ideas and information Six Sigmashy;shy;Discover how Welch used his most sweeping GE initiative to launch a quality revolution that still reverberates around the globe Jack Welch lived by the belief that one good ideashy;shy;no matter who has itshy;shy;can change an enterprise forever. LetThe Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadershiptake you inside Welch''s most potent ideas and actions and give you the knowledge to understand and apply them in your own organization. "I can''t imagine a CEO who wouldn''t benefit from reading this book which highlights the key ideas and actions of one of this century''s most remarkable business leaders, Jack Welch." shy;shy;Philip Kotler S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University Jack Welch is the most admired, copied, and studied CEO of the 20th century. His visionary initiatives and conceptsshy;shy;and adaptive management strategiesshy;shy;earned him the title of the most effective CEO in history. This alphabetically arranged, encyclopedic reference,The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership,provides an in-depth look at the methods that Welch used to turn GE into the world''s most valuable corporation. More than just a simple reference, however, this one-of-a-kind book traces the evolution of Welch''s key ideas and innovations and provides analysis and perspective on Welch''s historicshy;shy;and immensely successfulshy;shy;career. Comprehensive and compelling in its no-nonsense examination of all things Welch,The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership: Provides a guided tour of the language and strategies of Jack Welchshy;shy;Each of Welch''s key management ideasshy;shy;and their significance in GE''s rebirthshy;shy;is given in-depth treatment and evaluation Highlights breakthrough concepts for easy access and cross-referenceshy;shy;To help readers in their exploration of Welch, key concepts and ideas are designated by the "Six Sigma" icon 6 s Applies Welch''s prescient wisdom to today''s demanding global environmentshy;shy;Examples reveal how Welch''s insights can be used to address new problems in any organization, regardless of its size Chronicles the evolution of Welch''s leadership thinkingshy;shy;Wherever possible, dates and chronology help trace Welch''s evolution as a leadershy;shy;and his strategies which transformed grass-roots ideas into companywide innovations By adding speed, simplifying the complex, and cutting straight to the heart of the matter, Jack Welch was able to find workable solutions for virtually every challenge.The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadershipfollows Welch''s example. It defines and organizes the terms and programs that Welch used to rewrite the language of leadership, then creates a roadmap you can use to create Welch magic of your ownshy;shy;regardless of your organization''s industry or competitive position.

ISBN: 9780071381406
ISBN-10: 0071381406
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 14.53  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.43