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Hit the Ground Running

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Lessons from ten dramatic transformations and the new CEOs who led them One of the toughest jobs in business is taking over as a new leader. You have to hit the ground running- diagnose the situation, pull together a strong team, decide on a strategy, and inspire everyone to execute it. Jason Jennings and his research team searched for the new CEOs who had pulled off the m ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 19th 2009 by Portfolio (first published March 18th 2005)
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Jonard
Jun 05, 2013 Jonard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BOOK REVIEW
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING: MANUAL FOR NEW LEADERS
Jason Jennings


THE LAWYER RARELY ASK THE DANGEROUS QUESTION WHY. In a dog-eat-dog world of the courtroom, the best lawyers have to be brutally honest about what they know and what they don't know; as if asking the simple question W-H-Y, aloud, inside the courtroom was a double-edged sword.


Why I loved reading this book was simply because it agreed in everything I believe thus far. Transparency, fairness, not following the easy money, The Gol
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Brett
I'm a little schizophrenic about this book. In order to accommodate my mental incapacity with regard to this book, I will review it in two parts, Everything except the bit about Mike McCallister and the bit with Mike McCallister.

Everything except the the bit about Mike McCallister
Very interesting and insightful. Some great advice for the new manager and unexpected insight. I say unexpected because in interviewing successful CEO's Jennings finds that many commonly held axioms of business manageme
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Iwaswondering
Jun 08, 2009 Iwaswondering rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: entrepreneurs
Recommended to Iwaswondering by: Seth Godin
Shelves: business
This book is a Q&A with the "most successful CEOs of our day." Jennings discusses what made their histories, what made them successful and what ideas, methods, and beliefs they feel contributed to their success.

This is an excellent book for readers who want to learn from the experience of others.
Lavanya
Feb 12, 2013 Lavanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book, I read when I took up the role of Branch Manager. I personally have used very strategy in each chapter and it works like a T everytime. Infact I even got awarded Best manager in my company. Every company is dealt with in detail, clearly emphasising on the essential. Lovely read. I still gift this to every down line junior manager i meet.
Nathan Langford
May 01, 2015 Nathan Langford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was nothing secret ninths book. It was refreshing to read about leaders of large companies that were principle based in their business practices. Good guys finish the race that makes them winners and by their actions make the world a better place.
Effendy Yahaya
Mar 08, 2014 Effendy Yahaya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Passion, integrity with good background reference and intelligent drives personal to become a leader.
Michelle Monroe Rowan
As far as business books go, this is great. Saw him speak last month and decided to pick it up. In line with how I want to conduct business and lead.
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Jason Jennings (b. May 31, 1956, Negaunee, Michigan) is the author of the 2001 Harper Collins NY Times bestseller, It's Not The big That Eat The Small - It's The Fast That Eat The Slow, and his subsequent business bestsellers for Penguin Putnam , Less Is More (2004) and Think Big-Act Small (2006).

He began his career as a broadcast journalist and later owned radio stations in Oklahoma, Washington a
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