`Jack Welch's Jackhammer' Nails A Corner Office

Lawrence A. Bossidy knows how to bide his time. After 34 years at General Electric Co., lately as vice-chairman, the 56-year-old executive recently turned down several top-notch corporate presidencies. He wanted the No. 1 spot. "Given my age and my experience, I didn't need any more training," he says.

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