"With leadership the question at the beginning of the day is, 'how far can we take this...how big can we grow it...and how fast can we get there?"
Jack Welch knew the keys to hiring smart people. "The smartest people in the world hire the smartest people in the world," declared Welch. Under his watch, Welch and his handpicked team of 4E Leaders transformed GE from a lumbering manufacturing behemoth into one of the world's most agile enterprises that had "change in its blood." Members of Welch's team went on to become CEOs at 3M, Home Depot, and other leading companies.
Jack Welch and the 4E's of Leadership is a detailed analysis of the "4E" process Welch used to find and hire only the best ("A" players).But more than just describing Welch's ideal leadership candidate, this technique-filled book shows you how to cultivate and become that leader by providing you with guidelines, examples, case studies, and more you can follow to
* Wage war on bureaucracy by eliminating walls between managers and employees
* Make your organization more customer-centric by basing each decision on customer needs and wants
* Make training a top priority, inside and outside of the classroom
* Deal with change head-on, viewing it as an opportunity instead of a threat
* Create a systematic method for learning and implementing best practices
* Encourage and reward fresh thinking from all employees, regardless of their positions
* Tear up old game plans and create new ones based on changing market realities
* Deal with problems up front by specifying benchmarks and timetables for reaching them.
Jach Welch and GE used the celebrated 4E model to measure leadership potential and enhance profitability at every level of the GE organization. Jack Welch and the 4E's of Leadership is the first book to thoroughly examine each part of the model, and provide the insights and information you need to consistently recognize and develop high-potential 4E Leaders.