One of the best I've listed so far. Content wise it is the distilled knowledge of a great CEO. The narrator managed to deliver the passion of the man.
If you have any interest in becoming a better professional, just read it.
I was initially skeptical that I could listen to a business autobiography (vs reading it) as I usually only listen to fiction. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. First, Jack Welch was a character, and all of his good points come across in a light, entertaining and informative manner. (You hear about some failures also, but there's a lot more time spent on the positives -- not surprising, as it's an autobiography.) Second, there is a lot to take away from his experience if you run a business or manage people. Third, it is well narrated -- I especially liked that the narrator has an accent appropriate for representing a Massachusetts native (as Jack Welch is).
The focus is extremely heavy on his professional life and his personal life gets little mention, which I personally liked, but that may not be for everyone.
Yes, Very practical and pragmatic in an approach of the story line in management and leadership.
Employee Performance manage specifically the four e's + p.
the best book I have ever listened to that provides an interesting life story but also teaches best practices in management
Founder/CEO of Grunt Style. Design, markets, produces and fulfills our own products. No formal business education, military background.
...is basically how he writes this book. It's very interesting since I was quite young in the 80s and don't remember some of the situations back then.
Jack Welch stresses the culture that he tried to breeds into GE. He explains how he was willing to make changes if it bettered the company later on in life.
Overall, great book, probably a one or two time listen though, but well worth the listen if you are interested in business culture and dealing with management.
This recollection of facts, figures and thought processes are inspiring, even for me who is not really interested in GE as a company. Jack's leadership style is practical, simple and very effective. I made notes as I listened and I am sucessfully applying many of his ideas in my business.
A good business book that both is interesting walking through the management life of Jack Welsh, but also giving some great tips and tricks for everyday management. It is not about agreeing with all the approaches but getting more selections for your work tool box… I highly recommend.
Jack Welch is by far one of the most talented CEOs today, The language is very uncomplicated and it has several stories in there that drive Welch's themes like candor and mission. It was odd to listen to another voice giving Jack Welch's autobiography, though.
I found the stories interesting, but gleaned very little in the way of "how to" apply Jack's lessons learned to the business world.
Maybe he is being modest in recounting the tales of his rise to power at GE, but it almost seems like luck had as much to do with his success as his drive, ambition and smarts.
The narrator is excellent and sounds very much like Jack, including N.E. accent and charm.
I would have given more than 3/5 stars, but I was hoping for more practical information from the title.