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By Mary Sharp,Frederick J. Beier

John H. Burdakin and the Grand Trunk Western Railroad offers a glance on the ideas and private values that guided John H. Burdakin via a protracted, winning profession as a most sensible supervisor at 3 railroads—the Pennsylvania, the Penn valuable, and eventually the Grand Trunk Western, the place he was once president of the local provider from 1974 to 1986. The publication, written from interviews with Burdakin ahead of his demise in 2014, provides real-life examples of the way Burdakin’s administration rules and private features helped him clear up hard work- administration difficulties, replace railroad expertise, shield employee defense, and enhance worker morale whereas handling a 4 thousand–person team. It introduces colourful characters who have been keen on American railroads, in addition to the intense, life-threatening concerns that faced railroads within the final half the 20 th century in the USA. This publication will offer insights for managers of any enterprise in addition to for these trying to stability a winning profession and a lucrative domestic life.



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