Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Success Books - "Winning: The Answers" Part 2

I am still enjoying Jack Welch’s Winning: The Answers: Confronting 74 of the Toughest Questions in Business Today Part 1 of this review is here. Here are a few of my favorite nuggets from the Management Principles section:

Becoming a preferred employer:
It’s going to take years to build that kind of reputation (interesting statement in view of today’s lightspeed economy) , and plan to be committed to continuous learning, meritocracies and risk-taking to attract the best employees .

Re: Strategy:
Once you’ve got your market value proposition…don’t over-think the nuts and bolts, especially if you’re a small company. Be fluid, and keep an eye on the competition. Nothing matters if you don’th have the big “Aha” (the differentiating value proposition) .

Beware of:
Corporate inertia (especially the thought that your company is doing everything right!!!)
Consultants! (They want to visit and never leave)
Instinct-only hiring (Check those references! Your gut may not have all the answers)

Great book. More to come as I keep reading.

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