Jack Welch advice business quotes

Articulate Your Vision

Jack Welch

GE

 

   

In one of his first speeches as CEO of GE, Jack Welch, explained that he was not going to lay out an "all-inclusive" grand strategy or step-by-step agenda for the company. Instead, he was going to articulate a vision and a few clear goals for the company.

 

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Jack Welch advice business quotes

Best leaders are visionaries. They do not get caught up in the minutiae or obsess over every detail, but instead inspire others to execute on that vision.  

Jack Welch

GE

 

 

To Welch, there are several reasons why it is better to lay out a general vision and not an exact blueprint. It is the leader's responsibility to come up with the vision. Once the vision was communicated, it is up to the team to turn this vision into a reality. A leader who spends too much time on the details is likely overmanaging. It is much better to give a general direction and empower the team to figure out the exact route.

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Jack Welch advice business quotes

Leaders inspire people with clear visions of
how things can de done better.

Jack Welch

GE

 

 

Jack Welch believed that the only way to lead is to talk about company's values, not numbers. Numbers have little to do with creating a vision of fulfilling a mission; they don't instill corporate values into the minds and hearts of the employees, and they don't provide much help in living up to those values or carrying out the vision.

 

 

Jack Welch advice business quotes

The leader's unending responsibility must be to remove every detour, every barrier, to ensure that vision is first, clear, and then real.

Jack Welch

GE

 

 

Create and project a clear vision

Give a general direction and empower the team to figure out the exact route.

"The leader must create an atmosphere in the organization where people feel not only free to, but obliged to demand clarity and purpose from their leaders."

 

 

Jack Welch advice business quotes

The idea flow from the human spirit is absolutely unlimited. All you have to do is tap into that well.

Jack Welch

GE

 

 

Stretch Your Goals

Articulate a few clear stretch goals for your company, and if people don't make them, don't punish them for trying. "The key is helping people reach for the unreachable, and to celebrate when they come close. That will build confidence into the fabric of the organization, and prepare the team for greater challenges." 

 

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Jack Welch advice business quotes

The best leaders do not provide a step-by-step instruction manual for workers. The best leaders are those who articulate a vision that inspires other to act.

Jack Welch

GE

 

 

Harness Your People

Make sure you have the very best people to carry your vision out and make everybody a team player.

Hire those most capable of turning visions into reality ask questions about how they might go about attacking a particular thorny problem.

Promote those people who have the best record of making things happen.

 

 

 

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