From Publishers Weekly
Cohan, a management consultant and venture capitalist, examines Jim McNerney's unique approach to leadership. One of three finalists in the running to replace General Electric's Jack Welch, McNerney took the helm at Boeing after a stint at 3M. Pressure to boost revenues and cut costs led him to develop a leadership style designed to win the hearts and minds of employees. His mantra—you can't order change—implies that change must come from employees if it is to succeed. Cohan provides a road map to McNerney's success that identifies 11 specific leadership challenges and the management imperatives to overcome them. The prescriptions are universally applicable and include Help Your People Get 15 Percent Better, Build Strategy on Customer Focus, Invest in Your Strengths and Cut Your Company's Environmental Footprint, among others. Easy to navigate and concise, this book will help executives tackle persistent and difficult leadership problems while motivating employees and producing results. (Jan.)
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About the Author
Peter S. Cohan is a management consultant and venture capitalist. He earned an MBA from Wharton and teaches strategy at Babson College. He also edits The Cohan Letter, a successful investment newsletter.