The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan: Invaluable Lessons on Business, Management, and Leadership for Today's Manager

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9780071457965: The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan: Invaluable Lessons on Business, Management, and Leadership for Today's Manager

Alfred P. Sloan’s proven principles for success, completely updated for today’s business professional

Legendary General Motors CEO and visionary business leader Alfred P. Sloan created the breakthrough organizational and marketing approaches that have become the models for all large companies to the present day. The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan helps you to apply Sloan’s timeless principles to your own organization, distilling lessons from top companies across a wide range of industries (IBM, Federated,Trader Joe’s) that are effectively implementing the concepts. Sloan has been immortalized by such management gurus as Peter Drucker in his own books.

“Sloan is as important today as he was in the past century. . . .This book captures the essence of [his] pioneering achievements.” —Peter M. Thompson, former President and CEO of Pepsi-Cola International

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A powerful guide to utilizing

Sloan's timeless principles for success

"General Motors' Alfred P. Sloan is as important today as he was in the past century, a brilliant corporate executive with practical advice for leaders and managers. This book captures the essence of Sloan's pioneering achievements."--Peter M. Thompson, President & CEO, Pepsi-Cola International (Retired)

"The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan offers senior executives a useful guide to the managerial wisdom of a brilliant CEO. The book describes Sloan's ascendancy at General Motors where, for the first time, he put into place easy-to-follow and winning concepts for corporate success."--Peter Kiers, President, BMR Associates

"This is compelling and thought provoking glance back into the origins of the modern corporation and how General Motors triumphed under the strong leadership of a business genius."--Douglas Fielding, President, The Companion Group

"Enormously interesting and definitely original. In illustrates the formative years of the automobile industry and demonstrates how Sloan's innovative corporate ideas improved upon all previous managerial systems."--Ezra Mager, CEO, EPM Advisory, LLC

"This is a first-rate piece of business writing, providing a detailed insight into the brilliant mind of Alfred P. Sloan. Practical. Informative. Instructional."--Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

"The history of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors is the history of the rise and importance of the corporate organization. Not only do we learn how Sloan prospered but we also see how other managers achieved success by copying Sloan's methods."--Charles Clarkson, Chairman, The Clarkson Group

"Alfred P. Sloan set the standard for corporate leadership. This book tells the how and the why. A must read for today's manager."--Stephen Rhodes, Partner, RTS Consulting

About the Author:

Allyn Freeman is a writer, consultant, and the author and coauthor of six successful business books. Over the past 20 years, he has worked in qualitative research and management, consulting for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Coca Cola, Ford Motor, and American Express. Freeman operates Freeman Global, an international consulting business.

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