Summary of Winning

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Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO and chairman, is a legendary corporate mentor. Fortunately for readers, this book (which he wrote with Suzy Welch, his wife) provides a top-tier mentoring session. The book is well paced with a mix of you-are-here details and stories by one of corporate America's savviest minds. Welch is honest about his mistakes and his successes. The book's only shortcoming is the chapter on family-work balance, an area where Welch admits his weaknesses. Otherwise, his corporate policy discussions score an abundance of points. getAbstract highly recommends this book to senior executives and up-and-coming managers alike.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to build your company's values;
  • Why your company should differentiate among its employees;
  • How to lead;
  • How to hire and fire;
  • How to compete; and
  • How to build your career.

About the Authors

Jack Welch is the former chairman and CEO of GE, where he had a 40-year career. He wrote the bestseller Jack: Straight from the Gut, and now is a frequent public speaker and the head of a consulting firm. Suzy Welch is a former editor of the Harvard Business Review and has contributed to several books.



"How Are You Going to Win?"
Winning matters because success leads to happy companies and "creative and generous" employees, as well as opportunities, jobs and tax revenue. In your mission statement, declare how you are going to win the corporate game. That will force...

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    Franklin Benjamin 3 years ago
    One of my favorite Authors
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    Steven Shapiro 4 years ago
    Truly insightful look into the mind of the Manager of the Century as named by Forbes. This book serves as the foundation of the Welch Way courses on, as well as the Jack Welch eMBA program. Anyone interested in leadership should read it and study it.
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    Joni Mann 5 years ago
    No answers to any questions for me to savor.
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    Catalina Mehler 6 years ago
    Summary was good, would like too see samples. Enjoyed it!

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