Computers are smaller and faster than ever. Cell phones seem to acquire more bells and whistles every day. Mind-boggling advances in technology are changing the practice of business. Yet John Harvey-Jones, former chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries, one of the world's largest chemical companies, maintains that the basic tenets of leadership - decisiveness, daring, patience, empathy and know-how - will never change, regardless of external developments and advances. Boiled down to its essence, business is about dealing fairly and honestly with people, and determining the best ways to motivate them for maximum productivity. Harvey-Jones discusses in detail the CEO's relationship with the board of directors, effective time management, and the inevitable psychological and intellectual battles that leaders must fight. The book's recurring theme is a strong emphasis on business fundamentals, insights based on Harvey-Jones' many years of experience at the highest peaks of business. getAbstract encourages not only CEOs and presidents but also upper-level managers who harbor lofty ambitions to benefit from his astute observations.
About the Author
Legendary business leader Sir John Harvey-Jones received the British Institute of Management Gold Medal in 1985. In 1986 he received the J.O. Hambro Businessman of the Year Award and the Society of Chemical Industry Centenary Medal. He holds honorary doctorates from six British universities.
Unfortunately, our contract with the publisher of this book does not allow us to distribute the summary in your country. This is a rare occurrence and we hope to have additional regional distribution rights in the future. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to download any other title.
Comment on this summary
Customers who read this summary also read
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy et al.
Norma Dávila and Wanda Piña-Ramirez
ASTD Publications, 2015