Summary From Worst to First

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2806243009
Format: PDF
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The must-read summary of Gordon Bethune’s book: “From Worst to First: Behind the Scenes of Continental's Remarkable Comeback”. This complete summary of the ideas from Gordon Bethune’s book “From Worst to First” shows that all successes in your business or in your career will be the result of your ability to create, develop and maintain healthy and honest relationships. As the author rightly points out, there is no such thing as a successful company that sells a product nobody wants and where employees don’t want to come to work. In his book, Bethune explains how you must create a working environment that adds value and motivates employees to achieve success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read “From Worst to First” and find out how you can add value to your business by making it a great place to work.

Entrepreneurs Managers and Leaders

Author: A. Mayo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230100953
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book reveals how leadership evolves through the story of the American airline industry across the 20th century. Entrepreneurs dominate the industry's early history, but as the industry evolved a new breed of managers emerged who built a dominant business model that enabled their companies to grow dramatically.

Southwest Passage

Author: Lamar Muse
ISBN: 9781571687395
Format: PDF, ePub
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When Southwest Airlines made its inaugural flight on June 18, 1971, experts predicted that the company wouldn't last more than ninety days. Some thirty-two years later, Southwest is the beleaguered airline Industry's only profitable major company-"Money magazine has named Southwest Airlines' common stock the premier Investment of the last thirty years. Now Southwest's founding president and CEO (1970-78], Lamar Muse, offers a definitive account of the airline's scrappy beginning. The principles and practices that assured the company's success were, largely, Muse's own. Those same winning strategies continue to sustain the company through the market's ups and downs, In "Southwest Passage, Muse delivers plain facts and informed opinions that replace convoluted outsider accounts of the company's history. For anyone wondering how the air Industry can renew itself, how Southwest achieved its dominance, or how business really works, this unique story has the answers.

How Safe is Safe Enough

Author: Greg Alston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351930192
Format: PDF
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Safety is not easy, it is a full time effort, and is equally important whether people are on the job or on personal time. If an organization is serious about mission success, it must take 'risk' seriously as well. Leaders need to be involved in the risk game at every turn, and understand the key elements (discussed throughout this book) that help them to win. Winning the risk game is what safety is all about. As in operational success, risk management requires the best human faculties to achieve victory; talent of organizational players and commitment from top leadership rule the day. The book covers leadership, safety programs, and risk management for organizations and individuals. It helps in professional development, grooming current and future leaders to understand their roles in safety and risk management. Central to the author’s message are: Seven truths of safety that the author discovered as a senior safety officer. Four roadblocks to achieving zero mishaps that must be aggressively addressed. Nine elements to risk reduction, with which leaders must become familiar. He establishes the importance of an organizational leader’s role in the safety/risk management game and provides the answer to, ’How safe is safe enough?’ Often, managers at various levels do not have an understanding of what goes into a safety program, this book tells them, from an expert's view. The readership includes: executives and middle management; all leaders as a professional development book and students. It is also a supplemental textbook for safety and risk management courses.

Up Up and Gone

Author: James Farrell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524565024
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From meeting Charles Lindbergh at Pan Am back in the 60s up till the megamerger of United Airlines with Continental Airlines in the mid-2000s, Jim has seen the rapid growth of the airline industry firsthand. From the jet era inception with the Boeing 707, to the historic introduction of the 747, which he witnessed himself, right up to the 787 introduced by United, he has been on a wild roller coaster ride that took him from Pan Am to Eastern Airlines to American Airlines to Continental and finally to United. Its a ride he hopes will capture the readers interest and take them to exciting places never witnessed before.

The Power of Minds at Work

Author: Karl Albrecht
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814407370
Format: PDF
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This text introduces the concept of "OI" (Organizational Intelligence) and shows how an enterprise can mobilize its collective brain power.

Rapid Descent

Author: Barbara Sturken Peterson
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traces the history of airline deregulation, examining the complicated strategems, colorful personalites, and unfortunate decisions involved

The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers

Author: James M. Citrin
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 1400051355
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What is different about the careers of people like Lou Gerstner, the acclaimed, recently retired chairman and CEO of IBM? Or Senator Elizabeth Dole, Yahoo! COO Dan Rosensweig, and Tom Freston, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks? Why did they ascend to the top and prosper—why did they have extraordinary careers—while others equally talented never reached their potential or aspirations? Jim Citrin and Rick Smith of Spencer Stuart, the world’s most influential executive search firm, set out to explore this question. The result—based on in-depth, original research—is sure to be the most important and useful book for anyone seeking to crack the code of how to build a rewarding, personally satisfying career. Like weather systems and financial markets, careers contain patterns. What Citrin and Smith found from their research and extensive experience is that people with extraordinary careers are guided by five straightforward patterns that can be harnessed and used by everyone. These individuals: • Understand the value of you by translating their knowledge and experience into action, building their personal value over each phase of their career • Practice benevolent leadership by not clawing their way to the top but by being carried there • Solve the permission paradox, the dilemma of not being able to get a job without experience and not getting the experience without the job • Differentiate using the 20/80 principle of performance by storming past their defined jobs to create breakthrough ideas and deliver unexpected impact • Do not micromanage their careers, but macromanage them by gravitating toward the things they are best at and have a passion for, and working with people they like and respect No one manages your career for you. But with Citrin and Smith as your guide, you’ll be able to understand—and act on—the root causes of success. And what better source for strategic career advice than Spencer Stuart, the firm that over the past ten years has conducted more than 60 percent of the searches for Fortune 1000 CEOs? From the Hardcover edition.