The Cycle of Leadership

The Cycle of Leadership

How Great Leaders Teach Their Companies to Win

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Cites the examples set by such business leaders as GE's Jack Welch and Trilogy's Joe Liemandt to demonstrate how companies and their leaders can impart business knowledge through "teachable points of view" and in turn learn from the employees they are teaching. Reprint.


In The Leadership Engine, Noel Tichy showed how great companies strive to create leaders at all levels of the organization, and how those leaders actively develop future generations of leaders.

In this new book, he takes the theme further, showing how great companies and their leaders develop their business knowledge into ⳥achable points of view,⟳pend a great portion of their time giving their learnings to others, sharing best practices, and how they in turn learn and receive business ideas/knowledge from the employees they are teaching.

Calling this exchange a virtuous teaching cycle, Professor Tichy shows how business builders from Jack Welch at GE to Joe Liemandt at Trilogy create organizations that foster this knowledge exchange and how their efforts result in smarter, more agile companies, and winning results. Some of these ideas were showcased in Tichy′s recent Harvard Business Review article entitled, ⍯ Ordinary Boot Camp."

Using examples from GE, Ford, Dell, Southwest Airlines and many others, Tichy presents and analyzes these principles in action and shows how managers can begin to transform their own businesses into teaching organizations and, consequently, better-performing companies

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperBusiness, c2004
ISBN: 9780066620572
Characteristics: xxvii, 435 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cardwell, Nancy


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Feb 01, 2012

Even when I had read in the past books and articles from the "GE way" even from Jack Welch's from the Guts, I have never really understood so profound the fundaments of GE success. Through Noel's description on his actual work with the organization he explains how GE and other leading companies use the cycle of leadership based on strategies such learning-basd organizations. After I read this book, I could better understood GE success that caused Jack Welch being the best CEO of all times. After this one, I quickly picked a second book from Noel Tichy, you cannot stop reading those!


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