John L. Colley, Jr., is Almand R. Coleman Professor of Business Administration, Jacqueline L. Doyle is visiting assistant professor, Robert D. Hardie is adjunct assistant professor, George W. Logan is visiting lecturer, and Wallace Stettinius is visiting lecturer, all at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.
"This book explains many of the principles of being a general manager that I had the privilege of learning from John Colley and his colleagues during my MBA experience at Darden. The authors have a deep and long standing commitment to excellence in teaching general management skills and this dedication is quite evident in their new book."-Steve Reinemund, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Inc. -- Steve Reinemund "Today, as in the past, successful businesses depend on visionary leaders and REAL general managers. There are many inspiring books about leadership. At last, here is an enlightening encapsulation of principles for today's General Manager, principles we should practice but often overlook."-Patricia Robinson, Former President and General Manager, Mead School and Office Products -- Patricia Robinson "Every successful CEO realizes intuitively that business is part science and part art. However, rarely do business books make this case. Principles of General Management explains to aspiring business leaders the 'big picture' aspects of the art and science of managing a business enterprise. I congratulate the authors for this important work."-Bill Crutchfield, Founder & CEO, Crutchfield Corporation -- Bill Crutchfield "Finally-a toolbox for today's general manager. This new book underscores the roles and responsibilities of the General Manager in a sensible way, providing insight into what constitutes and distinguishes leadership and management, and how the two must be balanced to achieve sustainable results."-William Hawkins, President and COO, Medtronic, Inc. -- William Hawkins "As I look back on my business career, I attribute much of my success to the knowledge of practical general management skills and their application that I gained from the teachings of John Colley and the rest of the outstanding faculty at the Darden School."-William (Bill) Utt, President and CEO, KBR, Inc. -- William (Bill) Utt "John Colley and his co-authors have done a great service for all aspiring business leaders. They have taken up the essential challenges facing leaders today and offered wisdom, wisdom earned from experience and presented with memorable clarity."-David Webb, Co-Founder, SFW Capital Partners and former Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch & Co. -- David Webb