Jack and Suzy Welch on Marriage and Career

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“Where marriages go off the rails is where you get married to your job and you start making decisions with your boss first, and then you come home and inform your spouse.” Suzy… Continue reading → Interview Success Growth leadership success

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How to Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

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I = build Interest in your story or stories for each point you want to make (the audience warms up to you and internally agrees to give you their sole attention along with any information you may ask of them). Allow the persons in the audience to take charge of directing the conversation by asking questions, making comments, raising objections to seek additional information.

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Jack Welch’s Approach to Breaking Down Silos Still Works

Harvard Business Review

Working across organizational boundaries was a new way of thinking 25 years ago —one that was largely championed by Jack Welch, then CEO of GE. Welch was convinced that the speed of globalization and technological innovation in the 21 st century would require companies to work very differently – with shorter decision cycles, more employee engagement, and stronger collaboration than had previously been required to compete.

Successful Leadership Is Not One Size Fits All

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Jack Welch is quoted as saying, "What sets GE apart is a culture that uses diversity as a limitless source of learning opportunities, a storehouse of ideas whose breadth and richness is unmatched in world business." By Guest Author Art Gould.

Top Companies are Guided by these Three Best Principles

Leading Blog

Many business people think of communication as information dissemination to people rather than communication among people, “telling them what they need to know” versus creating clarity and building shared meaning. Jack Welch says, “It’s not a speech… or a videotape. Jim Shaffer, author of The Leadership Solution , believes that top companies are guided by these three best principles: They value their people. Everyone says it but not everyone lives it.

Managing Virtual Teams: Three Keys to Success

Women on Business

As Jack Welch counsels new leaders, “It’s about them, not about you.” For example, before sending your next email, think about what additional value – such as information sharing, recognition or coaching – you can add beyond addressing the specific task at hand. Trish Gorman is the academic dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, which provides online MBAs and certificate programs to business executives.

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Managing the Boss

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The Performance and Potential Matrix (9 Box Grid) – an Update

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Others say it may have been first used at GE, under Jack Welch’s leadership. You could also ask for any other relevant information, such as years in current position, diversity status, retention risk, or relocatability.

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Doing What You Do Best Away from the Office

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Over the years, I have continued to use Windows software in my personal computers (where all my business information is created and stored) but continue to use the non-software compatible Apple iPhone (because Microsoft hadn''t yet caught up within the leaders of the mobile software marketplace).

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To Lead Change, Explain the Context

Harvard Business Review

For many years, GE has done this by carefully positioning each new change initiative as something that builds upon previous foundations – even as these initiatives spanned from the Welch to the Immelt eras.

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Eighth Annual Hay Group Study Identifies Best Companies for Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Could Mark Zuckerberg be the next Jack Welch when it comes to talent development? For more information on Hay Group’s Best Companies for Leadership, please visit the microsite www.haygroup.com/BCL , or join the conversation about #BCLeaders on Twitter at [link]. Hollywood has the Oscars, Television the Emmys, publishing has the Pulitzer prizes, and leadership development has its own annual awards.

Is Leadership Easy or Difficult?

Nathan Magnuson

You have more access to information. As far as serving people goes, Jack Welch once said that 70% of leadership is developing people – and that if you don’t like people, leadership stinks!

People Skills

Marshall Goldsmith

Jack Welch has a Ph.D. If we withhold information, it's to give ourselves an edge over others. The reason I devote so much energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people is because the higher you go, the more your problems are behavioral. At the higher levels, all the leading players are technically skilled, smart, and up-to-date on the technical aspects of their job.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - 2010 Rewind Edition

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What All Great Leaders Have In Common | N2Growth Blog

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Think of the business leaders that have had the biggest positive impact in your life, and I’m sure you’ll find that these individuals were in constant search of new and better information. If you are not a heavy consumer of online information you are truly missing the boat.

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Despite the wealth of communication and collaboration tools at our disposal the sharing of knowledge and information is still a challenge in many organizations.

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Possibility Maximizer: American Express OPEN Forum

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 Resident business experts frequently post informative articles aimed at improving your organization's performance and guest entrepreneurs share lessons they have learned in short but engaging video posts as part of its Small Business Rules series.

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

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People Skills

Marshall Goldsmith

Jack Welch has a Ph.D. If we withhold information, it’s to give ourselves an edge over others. There’s a fine line between being competitive and overly competitive, between winning when it counts and when no one’s counting-and successful people cross that line with alarming frequency. by Marshall Goldsmith.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 53 – An Interview with.

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Randy rose to become a CEO in a General Electric Company business with the encouragement and coaching of high-level executives including the legendary GE Chairman, Jack Welch.

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Nice Guys Can Finish First

Marshall Goldsmith

And not many people remember that Jack Welch has a PhD in chemical engineering. To share — whether it’s information or credit for a success? The higher up you go – the more important your people skills become! by Marshall Goldsmith. Imagine a world where technical skills, educational pedigrees, even professional achievements and track records no longer matter. Everyone is blessed with equal brains and talent.

Manage Your Team’s Attention

Harvard Business Review

As Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon first suggested 40 years ago , when information is plentiful, attention becomes the scarce resource. Second, and more difficult, is figuring out when to stop gathering information. What’s your scarcest resource at work?

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Do Your Company’s Incentives Reward Bad Behavior?

Harvard Business Review

Collecting this information is a three-step process. You aren’t able to provide feedback about the behavior, either informally or in performance reviews, so how can people improve their performance even if they want to? At GE, Jack Welch sincerely wanted to hear the truth — he hated it when people brought him sugar-coated information.

Possibility Maximizer: It's Everybody's Business with Jack & Suzy.

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 Today I am excited to highlight a resource that features one of my all time favorite business leaders: Jack Welch.   Let us not forget Suzy Welch either.   Let us not forget Suzy Welch either.

Leadership Lessons from Sparky Anderson

Kevin Eikenberry

Jack Welch had some of it, but the sports coaches were a law unto themselves.

Why Your Brain Hates Performance Reviews

Harvard Business Review

Your company might not be as extreme as Jack Welch’s GE, which famously relied on forced rankings to cull weaker managers (a system still in use by more than half of Fortune 500 firms as of 2012), but chances are your company has given you a number that puts you in a specific spot on the employee continuum.

Land an Interview with a Cold Call

Harvard Business Review

She was interested in several different fields, but lacked contacts she could tap for informational interviews. I''m a consultant — an expensive, trust-based business.

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Jack Welch – Jack’s book, Straight from the Gut, is a powerful read. As you know, theres a lot of information out there, and it can be difficult to determine whats worth spending your time on.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Management

Harvard Business Review

Chainsaw" Al Dunlap, Fred "the shred" Goodwin, and "Neutron" Jack Welch were all famous for losing their cool. The most challenging part is acting on the information you receive.

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The Discipline of Listening

Harvard Business Review

Sitting down with a business unit leader presenting him with information about a $300 million dollar technical investment opportunity, Bossidy divided a sheet of paper about three-quarters across. After GE achieved its goal of being first or second in several of its businesses with exceptional margins, then-CEO Jack Welch faced the challenge of how to spur continued growth. It's much faster to move to a decision based on the information you already have.

There Is No Career Ladder

Harvard Business Review

Jack Welch laid off thousands, "de-layering," as some people called it. It wasn't long before she was promoted and given the opportunity of a career in information technology. Reaching the apex of the career ladder by gradually getting promoted to the top is a thing of the past. From my experience as a career coach, career ladders in most organizations have not existed for at least fifteen years.

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Steve Farber

And we’re talking about the practical application of the game-changing concepts and strategies he’s learned directly from that rare breed of leader such Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Howard Schultz, Jack Welch, Tony Hsieh, and the list goes on.

Five Steps to Successful Execution of a Strategy

Six Disciplines

Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.” - Jack Welch. Strategy informs execution and execution informs strategy. “You've got to eat while you dream.