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Jack Welch championed initiatives such as Six Sigma, e-Business, and globalization. He also created a unique philosophy and operating system, which relies on a boundaryless sharing of ideas, a focus on people, and an informal, entrepreneurial environment and style.

Compare and contrast the traditional bureaucratic structure of corporate organizations with Jack's boundaryless, entrepreneurial environment and organizational structure and operations.

Describe Jack's definitions of the four types of managers, and discuss why a Type 4 manager is not conducive to an organization whose key value is boundaryless behavior.

Discuss Jack's No.1 or No. 2, "fix, sell, or close" (three-circle concept) strategy with regard to low-margin, low-growth, high-margin, high-growth business and products.

If differentiation comes down to sorting out A, B, and C players, discuss the ideal employee, according to Jack.

Discuss the "four E's" of GE leadership, what they are connected by, and how they apply to all organizations.

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