Monday, March 25, 2013
American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA
Focus. It’s highly unlikely to find “humble” and “Fortune 500 CEO” in the same sentence. That rare combination can be found in Edward Whitacre, former CEO of both AT&T and GM. Any manager looking for a wise and thoughtful perspective from this successful CEO will enjoy reading Whitacre’s book, American Turnaround. In a folksy Texas conversational writing style, Whitacre describes how attention to focus and accountability leads to outstanding results. There’s no magic formula to success as a manager, from Whitacre’s point of view, just a lot of common sense, humility, and respect for others. With those elements in place, success follows, even in the situation of a challenging turnaround like General Motors. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase American Turnaround from amazon.com.