OutsourceHR's Business Book Blog

March 15, 2016

This book offers subtle take-aways for middle managers, newly appointed executives and teams.  It is a fictional story about an organization in Silicon Valley with a “broken at the beginning” leadership team.  In comes the new CEO, Kathryn, with no experience in their industry, however possessing an “amazing talent” for building teams.  After all, as the book indicates, Jack Welch the Chairman & CEO of General Electric didn’t have to be an expert on toaster manufacturing to make GE a giant success (although we should give him credit for his degree in chemical engineering) and Herb Kelleher didn’t have to spend a lifetime flying airplanes to build Southwest Airlines.

Now some great quotes from the book:

  • “A fractured team is a like a broken arm or leg, fixing it is always painful, and sometimes you have to rebreak it to make it heal correctly.  And the rebreak hurts a lot more than the initial break, because you have to do it on purpose” – the “breaking” represents...

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