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The GE Work-Out by Ron Ashkenas, Steve Kerr, David Ulrich

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Using Work-Out to Create GE-Style Organizational Leaders

IN THE FIRST two parts of this book, we described Work-Out as an approach for engaging employees and solving organizational problems. But Work-Out is more than that. By opening up dialogue across boundaries and by insisting on rapid, on-the-spot decision making, Work-Out also transforms how leaders think and act. In fact, for Work-Out to really make a difference, ultimately it requires leaders who can challenge and stretch people, mobilize resources, make rapid decisions, encourage innovation, drive for speed, challenge assumptions, insist on results, and much more. These Work-Out ...

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