Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack's distinctive no-b.s. voice, Winning is a great read and a great business book. It offers deep insights, original thinking, and nuts-and-bolts advice that are bound to change the way people think about work.
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"It's difficult to think of anyone in business who wouldn't benefit from reading this savvy, engaging cubicle-to-boardroom guide to success." (Publishers Weekly)
The best part about listening to this book at 3x speed in the Audible app is that it sounds like it is being narrated by Mayor Quimby from The Simpsons.
Overall this is pretty good. There isn't a hugely cohesive flow from one chapter to the next, but Jack Welch's style is open and friendly, so it is easy to shift gears.
The topics range from career advice, to how to manage teams, to business strategy, and work-life balance. Not everything will be applicable to all readers, but it is entertaining to listen to and overall quite well-written and well-narrated.
Words spoken in season is like a fresh rain.
In my TOP 5 Books
21 Refutable Laws of Leadership by John C Maxwell. Why? Winning presents a clear, concise and encouraging view from the man who not only wrote the book, he believes and he lives it.
No favorite character
Mr. Welch's passion throughout the book moved me.
WINNING is a win-win book for every business leader worldwide. I appreciate and embrace the advise offered and I am thankful to the writer's for his ability to articulate with undeniable clarity and candor. For many years, I found myself in several of the situations he mentioned. It was hard for me to be open due to fear of being sliced down for my ideas; and, when I did offer my ideas, those ideas became someone else who went on to great success. I then had to make clear choices to reassessed and take immediate action to get myself moving again. I loved Mr. Welch's personal story and I could relate to the areas of his story of making some bad business choices and hiring bad people. After reviewing their resumes, I thought those people looked to be the best; they turned out to be draining and offered little results. When I first began reading Winning, I felt I was operating in the 70% margin. I finished listening to Winning on yesterday and my life and business are on the move, in a good direction with a whole new passion for winning, thank God. One final favorite statement made by the writer was the statement: 'to be a leader you must be able to energize people...' OMG! I cannot agree! And though this statement has been around for years, hearing it said again encouraged me greatly.
I loved the book Winning and plan to listen to it again hopefully before end of year. Why? Just because its a great book with great insight.
p.s. My desire, I would sure like to meet the man that has gone on to energize millions. If you can make that happen, I'd be more than grateful. Yesssss!
It is full of real life examples. Jack gets to each point quickly and does not beat around the bush. There is no fluff here.
HIs approach to change and crisis management is quite inspiring and very relevant in todays market.
Although it was published in 2005 "Winning" addressed the very same issues organizations face today.
Organized, informative, Boring-at-parts/long
Jack Welch is full of energy, and fun to listen to (even when I disagree with him on some things... such as his rather extreme adherence to rigid rules and political ideology.
The only criticism I have, other than the fact he is a RedSocks fan, is that it is not edited very well; the recording, not the book. You can hear Jack breathing between sentences. If you are using really good ear buds, it can be distracting
NO, kind of boring but very hard to listen to. Sometimes the writer shouldn't read it.
This is a great read and candid advice on management and leadership with real life examples and lessons...
Great career Jack, it takes men and women who will sacrifice all to run the big Corporate machines. Not me, I choose a family and a life outside of what was described here. Thank you Jack for letting me see inside the curtain and choosing instead "Normal".
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