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The Real-Life MBA : Your No-Bs Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career
by Jack Welch and Suzy Welch


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#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller

The acclaimed authors of Winning show you how to galvanize performance, unleash growth, build "wow" teams, and create a fulfilling career and have fun while you're at it.  Read more...


 
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Overview

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller

The acclaimed authors of Winning show you how to galvanize performance, unleash growth, build "wow" teams, and create a fulfilling career and have fun while you're at it.

In an economy that is changing so rapidly it can feel impossible to keep up, questions abound: Why do some companies grow and thrive amid the tumult, while others stagnate and stumble? What's the best way to avoid a competitive whack, or to come back from one if you get hit? How can leaders unlock the passion and performance of every person on their team, including the tech "geniuses" whose work they don't fully understand, the "virtual" employees they don't really see or know, and the entrepreneur wannabes with one foot out the door? And on a personal level, you may be asking yourself: Will I ever land the dream job that I am destined for? Or will I forever be stuck in career purgatory? Why is finding the right career suddenly so complicated?

Experts espouse theories and concepts, but when it gets right down to it, winning in business is all about mastering the gritty, make-or-break real-life dilemmas that define the new economy, the old economy, and everything in between. In The Real-Life MBA, Jack and Suzy Welch provide that guidance, drawing on their experiences over the past decade working closely with businesses of every size and in every industry around the world. The result is a book full of fresh, immediately applicable, sometimes even counterintuitive lessons about how to create great organizations, build high-powered teams, and forge fulfilling careers in today's new business environment.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062362803
  • ISBN-10: 0062362801
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 256


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-02-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Business is the ultimate team sport, or so say the Welches, he the former chairman and CEO of General Electric, and she the former editor of Harvard Business Review. Together, they attempt to offer the “best learn-it-today, apply-it-tomorrow techniques,” though the result comes up short. They divide the book into three sections, addressing company operations and organization, team-building and leadership, and career management. Starting with a look at how companies should operate, they explain how to align “mission, behaviors, and consequences”; rebound from losses; and stimulate growth. They also explore ways to think about two potentially sticky areas—marketing and finance—and to deal with crises. The Welches’ leadership theory centers on the soft side of being in charge—namely, being truthful and building trust with subordinates. They also offer a career-assessment process called the Area of Destiny, in which you imagine your life as two superhighways, one for your passions and one for your skill set, and envision where these two highways intersect. It’s rather cheesy, very oversimplified, and, unfortunately, typical of the book as a whole. Though there are a few nuggets of wisdom here to extract, readers will have to dig deep for them, and may not find it worth the effort. (Apr.)

 
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