Summary of The Cycle of Leadership: How Great Leaders Teach Their Companies to Win
In The Leadership Engine, Noel Tichy showed how great companies strive to create leaders at all levels of the organization, and how those leaders actively develop future generations of leaders. Now, in The Cycle of Leadership, Tichy takes the theme further, showing how great companies and leaders hone their business knowledge into "teachable points of view," and pass this knowledge to others in the organization. In turn, these leaders learn from the employees they are teaching. Using examples of this "virtuous teaching cycle" from GE, Best Buy, Genentech, Southwest Airlines and many others, Professor Tichy presents and analyzes leadership principles in action and shows how leaders can begin to transform their own businesses into teaching organizations and, consequently, better-performing companies.