Jack Welch

A Quote by Jack Welch on change, confusion, strength, willingness, and transformation

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.

Jack Welch

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A Quote by Jack Welch on work and ideas

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Its a marathon, its not a sprint. Ten years. Fifteen years. You've got to get up everyday, with a new idea, a new spin, and you've got to bring it to work, every day

Jack Welch

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A Quote by Jack Welch on organization, learning, and advantage

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.

Jack Welch

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A Quote by Jack Welch on hiring, passion, integrity, and energy

Before you even think about assessing people for a job, they have to pass through three screens. The first test is for integrity. People with integrity tell the truth, and they keep their word. The second test is for intelligence. The candidate has a strong dose of intellectual curiosity, with a breadth of knowledge to work with or lead other smart people in today's complex world. The third ticket to the game is maturity—the ability to handle stress and setbacks, and enjoy success with equal parts of joy and humility.

I then apply the "4-E (And 1-P) Framework'' for hiring that I've found consistently effective, year after year, across businesses and borders. The first E is positive energy. It means the ability to go go go—to thrive on action and relish change. The second E is the ability to energize others, and inspire them to take on the impossible. The third is edge, the courage to make tough yes-or-no decisions. The fourth E is execute—the ability to get the job done. Then I look for that final P, passion—a heartfelt, deep and authentic excitement about work.

Jack Welch

Source: Jack Welch: On Hiring, Inspiring: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7305759/site/newsweek/

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A Quote by Jack Welch on management and leadership

Too often, managers think that people development occurs once a year in performance reviews. That's not even close. It should be a daily event, integrated into every aspect of your regular goings-on. Customer visits are a chance to evaluate your sales force. Plant tours are an opportunity to meet promising new line managers. A coffee break at a meeting is an opening to coach a team member about to give his first major presentation. Think of yourself as a gardener, with a watering can in one hand and a can of fertilizer in the other. Occasionally you have to pull some weeds, but most of the time, you just nurture and tend. Then watch everything bloom.

Jack Welch

Source: Excerpt: How to Be a Good Leader: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7304587/site/newsweek/

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A Quote by Jack Welch on management and leadership

Leaders have to set the team's vision and make it come alive. How do you achieve that? First of all, no jargon. Targets cannot be so blurry they can't be hit. You have to talk about vision constantly to everyone. A common problem is that leaders communicate the vision to close colleagues and it never filters down to people in frontline positions.

If you want people to live and breathe the vision, "show them the money" when they do, be it with salary, bonus, or significant recognition. To quote a friend of mine, Chuck Ames, the former chairman and CEO of Reliance Electric, "Show me a company's various compensation plans, and I'll show you how its people behave."

Jack Welch

Source: Excerpt: How to Be a Good Leader: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7304587/site/newsweek/

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A Quote by Jack Welch on celebration, energy, work, and team

Celebrating creates an atmosphere of recognition and positive energy. Imagine a team winning the World Series without champagne spraying everywhere. And yet companies win all the time and let it go without so much as a high five. Work is too much a part of life not to recognize moments of achievement. Make a big deal out of them. If you don't, no one will.

Jack Welch

Source: Jack Welch: On Hiring, Inspiring: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7305759/site/newsweek/

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A Quote by Jack Welch on leaders and leadership

I am often asked if leaders are born or made. The answer, of course, is both. Some characteristics, like IQ and energy, seem to come with the package. On the other hand, you learn some leadership skills, like self-confidence, at your mother's knee, and at school, in academics and sports. And you learn others at work—trying something, getting it wrong and learning from it, or getting it right and gaining the self-confidence to do it again, only better.

Jack Welch

Source: Jack Welch: On Hiring, Inspiring: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7305759/site/newsweek/

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A Quote by Jack Welch on engagement, people, and excellence

I wanted to change the rules of engagement, asking for more— from fewer. I was insisting that we had to have only the best people...If you wanted excellence, at a minimum, the ambience had to reflect excellence.

Jack Welch

Source: Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001)

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A Quote by Jack Welch on control and destiny

Control your destiny or someone else will!

Jack Welch

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