Books by JK

Lead with Humility

In the year since his election, Pope Francis earned that accolade…and more. He has achieved the remarkable: breathed life into an aging institution, reinvigorated a global base, and created real hope for the future.
How did a man who spent his life laboring in slums far from the Vatican manage to do this and so quickly?  Read more and check out the book’s site here


Inside Drucker’s Brain

In late 2003, ninety-four-year-old Peter Drucker invited me to his home for a daylong interview. He spoke candidly about his seminal management principles, his enormous body of work, (thirty-eight books over six decades), and the leaders he had advised over the years (Jack Welch).    It took many months for me to transcribe the six-hour plus taped interview, but the lessons I learned were not immediately clear. I had to allow some months, even years, for them to sink in.  Read more


Jack Welch and The 4 E’s of Leadership

Jack Welch and GE used the celebrated 4e model to measure leadership potential and enhance profitability at every level of the organization. Jack Welch and the 4 E’s of Leadership delivers a thought-provoking and in-depth analysis of this signature model. Pragmatic and hands-on, it explains how the model helped Welch to consistently spot 4e leaders — individuals with energy, the ability to inspire others, and the talent to consistently make the difficult decisions and meet financial goals. Read more


The Welch Way

Jack Welch was one of the 20th century’s most dynamic and successful corporate leaders. The Welch Way examines the techniques and behaviors that the legendary CEO used to transform GE from a manufacturing dinosaur into the world’s most adaptive, responsive mega-corporation, and how they can be implemented in virtually any situation. Read more


The Rumsfeld Way

The Rumsfeld Way is the first book to examine Donald Rumsfeld through the prism of his unprecedented and highly successful leadership abilities. A portrait of a compelling yet complex man who, even under the most demanding of circumstances, refuses to be moved from his core set of values, it scrutinizes Rumsfeld’s career to arrive at the private methods behind the all-too-public persona. Read more


What the Best CEOs Know

What the Best CEOs Know looks at the careers of this generation’s top CEOs, examining the beliefs and actions that propelled each to the top of the corporate world. By exploring what they did, why they did it, and what might have happened had they done it differently, this remarkable book turns the wisdom, strategies, and tactics of these business-world icons into a step-by-step handbook for the pursuit and achievement of breakthrough corporate leadership–at any level, in any industry.  Read more


The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership

During the last two decades of the twentieth century, Jack Welch transformed GE from an aging industrial bureaucracy into a diversified global juggernaut. In the process, he added more to the language of modern leadership than any other CEO of his era.

The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership organizes more than 250 of Welch’s most popular concepts and tools into an accessible­­ and ultimately indispensable ­­look into the mind and methods of Jack Welch. Read more

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