Training for the Electric Railway Business by Charles Bryant FairchildTraining for the Electric Railway Business by Charles Bryant Fairchild

Training for the Electric Railway Business

byCharles Bryant Fairchild

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SPECIALIZED COURSES OF STUDY Before the prospective electric railway man can intelligently consider the course of study and training best adapted to fit him for this business, it will be necessary for him to determine in a general way what department most appeals to his particular bent of mind. This leads naturally to the query, so frequently asked, what department offers the most likely channel of entrance and the largest opportunity for advancement? The only specific answer that can be given to this question is that there is no royal road to success in this industry. Should a survey be attempted to show the proportion of successful executives produced by each of the specialized departments the fact would undoubtedly be established that every department has trained its quota of men who have risen from the ranks to positions of responsibility and leadership. In a broad sense, it can be said that the largest percentage of successful managers have come up through the transportation department, but it is by no means true that this is the only, or even the most sure, avenue of advancement. There are many leaders in the industry who started their careers in some one of the engineering departments. So, too, the accounting, purchasing, claims, and some of the less distinctive departments, have served as the ladder by which men have climbed to the top. Eventually, the man who arrives at the top must have become a trained specialist in at least one of the main branches; and he must have acquired, by observation, by experience, or by study, or more accurately speaking, by a combination of all three--a workable knowledge of all the departments. It would be folly, therefore, to attempt either to place undue emphasis upo...
Title:Training for the Electric Railway BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217904165

ISBN - 13:9780217904162