Hit the Ground Running by Jason Jennings
A Manual for New Leaders

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Want to compete with the best of the best? Then hit the ground running. Here?s how.

The toughest job in business is taking over as a new leader. You have to quickly assess the situation, pull together a strong team, decide on a strategy, and inspire everyone to execute it.

The stakes for new leaders are even higher. Whether you?ve been brought on to fix something that?s broken, launch a product, move the company in a new direction, or head up a division, every new leader is under the gun to get up to speed and begin producing strong numbers? ASAP.

In Hit the Ground Running, Jason Jennings introduces us to America?s best performing new CEOs who pulled off the most impressive transformations of the decade. They doubled revenues, more than tripled earnings per share, and doubled their company?s net profit margins.

After interviewing and analyzing the stories of these top leaders, Jennings delivers their hard- earned, battle-tested strategies, which will inspire any new leader to take the helm and start delivering.

When Richard and Tim Smucker were appointed co-CEOs of The J. M. Smucker Company, they shared their strategy with everyone and got them on board with their mission. Since then, Smucker?s went on to dominate the markets and bring in billions of dollars of new business.

Mike McCallister, the CEO of a twenty-billion-dollar health-services giant, decided to stop pretending and publicly admit that health insurance is broken. Humana began to replace a crippled, complex, and confusing system with one that works and has more than tripled revenues, earnings, and share price since McCallister took over.

By processing change in bite-size pieces, Jeffrey Lorberbaum led Mohawk Industries through twenty successful acquisitions and turned his family?s carpet-making business into the largest flooring company in the world.

Filled with engaging stories and lessons from the cream of the crop, Hit the Ground Running will help new leaders at every level balance short- and long-term goals as well as the needs of shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.


 

About Jason Jennings

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JASON JENNINGS is the bestselling author of four highly acclaimed leadership and management books— Hit the Ground Running; Think Big, Act Small; Less Is More; and It's Not the Big That Eat the Small . . . It's the Fast That Eat the Slow. USA Today called him one of the three most in-demand business speakers in the world. Visit jennings-solutions.com.
 
Published February 7, 2009 by Portfolio. 268 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Through a rigorous process of elimination best explained in the book, Jennings and his associates selected nine exemplar companies and their CEOs and explains how each of the nine combinations (i.e.

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Examiner

Through a process of elimination best explained in the book, Jennings selected nine exemplar companies and their CEOs and explains how each of the nine combinations (i.e.

Jul 02 2009 | Read Full Review of Hit the Ground Running: A Man...

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