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The Jack Welch lexicon of leadership
Krames, Jeffrey A.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Over 250 terms, concepts, strategies and initiatives of the legendary leader"--jacket.
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HD57.7 .K726 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Presents the ideas and strategies of Jack Welch.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

As CEO, Jack Welch elevated General Electric to one of the world's most successful corporations. Krames, editor of four previous books on Welch, has compiled an alphabetically arranged compendium of Welch's business philosophy, leadership beliefs, and management tactics. Entries range in length from a good-size paragraph to a full page. From customer satisfaction, to globalization, to the significance of the Internet, to the "Learning Organization," to service initiative, Welch offers wise, pithy, experience-based comments on almost everything concerning today's business world. And this handy book, which can be read from cover to cover or simply dipped into here and there, imparts the essence of what this experienced CEO knows. --Brad Hooper

Library Journal Review

Having studied Jack Welch for nearly two decades and authored four books on him, business journalist Krames argues that Welch should win the prize (if such a prize were offered) for the corporate leader of the century. As the title indicates, this is a compendium of the key elements of Welch's thinking on business, presented in an A-to-Z format. Given General Electric's ability to enter new markets and sustain growth, there is a lot to be learned from Welch. The book, however, does contain a number of flaws. With respect to Welch's philosophy of Six Sigma, key concepts such as root cause analysis, control charts, and Pareto analysis are mistakenly presented as if they are new and developed though Six Sigma. Overall, though, the book provides the most concise and complete rendering of Jack Welch's business initiatives. Recommended for general audiences and business collections. Steven Silkunas, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.