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29 Leadership Secrets from Jack Welch: Abridged from Get Better or Get Beaten (Second Edition) by Robert Slater

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LEADERSHIP SECRET 10USE ACQUISITIONS TO MAKE THE QUANTUM LEAP!

FROM THE FILES OF JACK WELCH

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This [acquisition of Honeywell] is the most exciting deal for GE since RCA … the success of the RCA deal—which was probably one of the most successful deals in corporate history—will bode well for this one.… We’re merging two real high-tech companies. With real earnings. Doing real things.

—Jack Welch, October 2000

Call it a surprise move. Call it the tactic that turns an above-average company into a superstar.

Call it the bold ploy that you spring while others sit stunned, unable to counter your adventurous gambit.

Surprise, boldness, and even shock—these ...

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