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ISBN-13 9780133040302ISBN-10 0133040305
ISBN-10 0133040240ISBN-13 9780133040241
Author(s): Bill Lane
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 176

Why do otherwise brilliant and successful leaders fail -- and often do so dramatically? How can you prevent your own career "train wreck" by learning from their experiences? In Losing It, Jack Welch's long-time colleague and GE insider distills the core causes of executive failure, and demonstrates how to identify them in your own behavior. Each chapter shows you how to eliminate them or avoid them altogether. Bill Lane draws on his own experience working alongside Welch as well as from extensive interviews with former GE colleagues now leading their own companies, including Dave Calhoun (CEO, Nielsen); Jim McNerney (CEO, Boeing); Lloyd Trotter (retired Vice-Chairman of GE), Frank Doyle (ex-Executive VP at GE), Kip Condron (ex-CEO, Americas, AXA Equitable); Andrew McMahon (President, AXA Equitable), John Samuels (Chief Tax Executive at GE) and many others. Together with these elite executives, Lane demonstrates how to avoid arrogance, recognize when you must micromanage, learn how to communicate far more effectively, maintain a relentless focus on what matters most, and avoid the temptations to sacrifice your #1 leadership asset: your integrity. Along the way, he offers hard-hitting insights on everything from choosing your battles to cultivating the "right" forms of paranoia.