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Jack Welch advice business quotes

Straight from the Gut

Jack Welch

GE

 

   

What It Takes To Be a Great Corporate Leader

 

 

 

 

Its best to be small, no matter how big you are

By slashing unneeded bureaucracy and insisting that GEs businesses be in the top two positions in their respective fields, Welch instilled an entrepreneurial spirit and a quick-thinking, quick-moving approach to competition and constant improvement.

 

 

 

It was a small-company approach to running an enormous, multi-billion-dollar organization, and it worked marvelously.

 

Instill Confidence

Embrace Simplicity

 

 

Jack Welch advice business quotes

Lead more, manage less.

Harness your people for competitive advantage.

Jack Welch

GE

 

 

Its all about people

Jack Welchs passion was making people GEs core competency, and he saw to it that the company found and developed great people.

"The idea flow from the human spirit is absolutely unlimited. All you have to do is tap into that well... My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people," said Jack Welch.

Companies must be boundaryless to unlock their potential

Insular thinking results in stale ideas and, consequently, stale organizations. By breaking down the walls and borders that separated various departmental and functional areas at GE, Welch was able to unlock the full creativity of his people, propelling the company forward with fresh, creative approaches to problems.

Quality is nothing without efficiency

GEs Six Sigma initiatives replaced sloganeering quality strategies with ones that brought about measurable results in increased efficiency, reduced defects and satisfied customers.

 

 

Jack Welch advice business quotes

Make business fun. Leading a big company means never allowing a company to take itself too seriously.

Jack Welch

GE