Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change
Harper Collins, 16 dic 2003 - 304 páginas
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement, bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America's top companies -- McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco -- Gerstner's insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.
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That's why, during my nine years as Chief Executive Officer of International Business Machines Corporation, I have flown more than 1 million miles and met with untold thousands of IBM customers, business partners, and employees.
I also remarked that we had to stop saying that IBM didn't lay off people. "Our employees must find it duplicitous and out of touch with what has been going on for the last year." (In fact, since 1990, nearly 22 Who Says Elephants Can't ...
(In fact, since 1990, nearly 120,000 IBM employees had left the company, some voluntarily and some involuntarily, but the company had continued to cling to the fiction of "no layoffs.") Perhaps the most important comments I made at that ...
In the meantime, I told everyone to go out and manage the company and not to talk to the press about our problems, and help me establish a travel schedule that would take me to customers and employees very early.
Three of the eight members were current or former employees. I was taken by the fact that this board-within-a-board discussed in more detail the financial outlook for the company than the subsequent discussion held with the full Board ...
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On Corporate Culture
An InsideOut World
Leading by Principles
PART IVLESSONS LEARNED
FocusYou Have to Know and Love
ExecutionStrategy Goes Only So Far
Leadership Is Personal
Back on the Beach
A Brief History of IBM
Making the Big Bets
Servicesthe Key to Integration
Building the Worlds Already Biggest
Unstacking the Stack and Focusing the Portfolio
The Emergence of ebusiness
Reflections on Strategy
Elephants Can Dance
Appendix AThe Future of ebusiness
Appendix BFinancial Overview
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