Archive for May 16th, 2003

16th May

First Published in The New York Sun, May 16, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Because I write frequently about education, I try to keep up with all of the latest literature in the field.The former head of General Electric, Jack Welch, has been named chairman of the board of the new, private entity established to train our next generation of New York City educational leaders. So, when I found out that he gave away copies of his book to the recently appointed local instructional supervisors, I knew I had to bring myself up to speed.

I headed right out to Barnes & Noble and picked up a copy of Robert Slater’s “29 Leadership Secrets From Jack Welch,” apparently an abridged, Cliff Notes version of Mr. Welch’s book. Since Cliff Notes worked just fine for me when I was a student at the Bronx High School of Science, I figured I’d spring for this version so I could really get in the swing of things, fast. (more…)