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The Resource Road to power : how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling, Laura Colby

Road to power : how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling, Laura Colby

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Road to power : how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling
Title
Road to power
Title remainder
how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling
Statement of responsibility
Laura Colby
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Follow a pioneer's journey from factory floor to CEORoad to Power is the story of how Mary Barra drove herself to the pinnacle of a company that steers the nation's wealth. Beginning as a rare female electrical engineer and daughter of a General Motors die maker, Barra spent more than thirty years building her career before becoming the first woman to ever lead a global automaker. With $155 billion in sales and 200,000 employees, GM is widely considered to be a proxy for the U.S. economy, making Barra'sposition arguably the most important corporate role a woman has ever held. This book describes the personal character, choices, and leadership style that enabled her to break through the glass ceiling.When 52-year-old Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors in 2013, only people outside of the company were surprised. She had done everything from working on the factory floor to overseeing manufacturing, from improving union relations to paring down bureaucracy, and from running human resources to helping drag the company back from its 2009 bankruptcy. This book details each step of her career, and the lessons she learned along the way. Learn how Mary Barra's willingness to take on diverse assignments helped steer her career trajectory Examine the finedetails of Barra's management style and her ability to relate to colleagues Discover the qualities and experiences Barra had that drove her to lead this male-dominated profession Study the valuable lessons Barra learned at each stage in her professional life, and why they stuck with her throughout her journey to the top Barra is most certainly a pioneer for women in business, but she's also a living lesson as to how far the right outlook, skills, and drive can take you in your career. Road to Power explores the talent and the mindset that got her all the way to the top"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Colby, Laura
Dewey number
  • 338.7/629222092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Barra, Mary
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Women executives
  • Businesswomen
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
Label
Road to power : how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling, Laura Colby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm00068969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 165 p.
Isbn
9781118972632
Lccn
2014047584
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Road to power : how GM's Mary Barra shattered the glass ceiling, Laura Colby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm00068969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 165 p.
Isbn
9781118972632
Lccn
2014047584
Other physical details
ill.

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