Leadership Profile: Jack Welch

Nathan Magnuson

I first heard Jack Welch speak at the Leadercast Seminar in 2013. Even though he was over a decade into retirement and in his upper 70s, Welch’s rich enthusiasm for business and leadership took the audience (and the moderator) by storm.

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Jack and Suzy Welch on Destiny and Authenticity

Leadership Freak

I asked Jack and Suzy Welch about getting ahead in business and leadership at the World Leaders Conference. Getting ahead: Suzy: If you want to get ahead in business and leadership… “Find your area of… Continue reading → Author Interview Personal Growth Leadership Development

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Jack Welch on the Cruelest Environments

Leadership Freak

Image source: me Jack Welch and candor come together. Communication Courage Leading Managing Marks of leaders Optimism Stress Taking others higher angry outbursts candor Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success stressful environments It didn’t take long for the topic of candor to come up at the dinner I attended after the Chick-fil-A Leadercast.

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Jack and Suzy Welch on Marriage and Career

Leadership Freak

Suzy… Continue reading → Interview Success Growth leadership success “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.”

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Jack Welch Led Gossip Sessions

Leadership Freak

With typical candor and color, Jack Welch said, “We always had one hell-of-ah gossip session after every meeting.” (ELP, ELP, 2011, NYC) At least two things happened at meetings Jack Welch attended. Author Leading Leadership Development Organizational DevelopmentFirst, the agenda happened. Second, and more importantly, an H.R. meeting happened during and after. During meetings Jack and his team looked through the [.].

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Are You Ready to Serve the Team?

Modern Servant Leader

Lao Tzu [Share This: Twitter | LinkedIn ] Dan Rockwell (aka Leadership Freak ) interviews Suzy & Jack Welch, backstage at the World LEADERS Conference. This team had the opportunity to meet and interview amazing leadership experts like Bill Hybels, Ken Blanchard, Mark Sanborn, and many more. So there I was sitting in the green room, backstage at the event, watching Dan Rockwell , an amazing leadership blogger and speaker, interview Jack and Suzy Welch, when it hit me.

12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

Ron Edmondson

” The leader can often be the last to know where there is a problem or what others are thinking, so asking questions is critical to good leadership. I love this quote from Jack Welch: “When you’re a contributor you try to have all the answers.

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Forget the Bus! Develop Talent to Create a Fast, Nimble Fleet

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

This approach was first popularized in the 1980′s by Jack Welch at GE and further reinforced in 2001 by Jim Collins who told us to “get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off.” Leadership Jack Welch Jim Collins stack ranking talent development

Wanted: Optimists!

Nathan Magnuson

Character Expectations Influence Inspiration Leadership Personal Effectiveness attitude Condoleezza Rice expectations Jack Welch Mark Miller optimism positive attitude uncertainty vision Is the glass half empty or half full?

10 quotes on leadership

The Organized Executive's Blog

Here are 10 of my favorite leadership quotes. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. Jack Welch. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” Leadership is about empathy. Leadership Management motivation leadershipI hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me!

How to Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

Coaching Tip

If your operational management was in a technical area, you now have the ability to delegate the data gathering and analyzing tasks to others while it is your responsibility to educate the leadership of the organization and industry why, what and how action must be taken based upon what the analysis reports. Bill Lane: Jacked Up: The Inside Story of How Jack Welch Talked GE into Becoming the Worlds Greatest Company.

60 Top Leadership Quotes Of All Time

N2Growth Blog

Below are my top 60 favorite leadership quotes of all time. Leadership is not what you know or who you know, but how to transfer what you know into the hearts and minds of who you know.” – Mike Myatt. “A Jack Welch. “A My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. By Grant Wattie.

Building Your Leadership Brand

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by regular Great Leadership contributor Beth Armknecht Miller : During the course of my work with leaders, I find that so many of them get hung up on the “should and shouldn’ts” of leadership by comparing themselves with other leaders.

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7.5 New Year’s Leadership Resolutions

Nathan Magnuson

Character decision-making Expectations Influence Inspiration Learning Networking Chip Heath Dale Carnegie Dan Heath Decisive experiment extrovert flossing How to Win Friends and Influence People introvert Jack Welch learn Mark Miller networking New Years resolutions optimism pessimism resolutions smile winning This year has just about come to a close. The Type As among us are probably wrapping up their goals and planning for the new year (if they aren’t finished already).

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Architect Your Leadership – Part 2 – Architectural Style

Modern Servant Leader

We’re discussing how to build your leadership like an architect builds a home. There are countless architectural styles, as there are leadership styles. To narrow our focus, in both architecture and leadership, we pick broad categories to use as guide posts: Rustic Cabin.

One Thing All Remarkable Leaders Learn to Do

Leadership Freak

Jack Welch – retired… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth great leaders Growth Leadership Development leadership successAll successful leaders universally share one quality. I’ve interviewed and learned from some of the world’s most respected leaders and thinkers. James Whitehurst – CEO and President of Redhat.

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Be the Best Bad Presenter

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Career Communication Leadership Skills Success Work life Forbes Jack Welch life signature Michael Jackson passionately presentations public speaking tips and tricks According to Forbes , 90% of all people have anxiety about public speaking.

August 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, said, “When you were made a leader, you weren’t given a crown; you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others.”

75% Have Hired the Wrong Person

Leadership Freak

I’ll never forget Jack Welch saying you have about a 50/50 chance of hiring the right person. The wrong hire: Drains… Continue reading → Leading Leadership Leadership Development organizational successSurveys confirm that the majority of organizations have hired the wrong person.*

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17 Leadership Role Models Who Get Results That Last

Let's Grow Leaders

Who is your favorite leadership role model? Thought Leaders Share Their Favorite Leadership Role Models. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership suggests A. I feel that he exemplifies servant leadership and after reading the 7 roles, I think he is a great match for all of them.”

Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership

Strategy Driven

Much of what is written about leadership falls into the category I call 'trait-centered leadership': someone deemed 'at the top' who uses his/her personality, influence, and charisma to inspire and give followers – possibly not ready for change - a convincing reason to follow an agenda set by the leader or the leader's boss. Sounds to me like a mixture of Jack Welch, Moses, and Justin Bieber. This form of leadership has pluses and minuses. I'm a dancer.

Soft Corporate Cultures

Coaching Tip

In the April 30, 2012 issue of FORTUNE , Jack and Suzy Welch wrote about "one of the most immutable rules of business. Yet, it seems every week we hear about ethical leadership lapses from Goldman Sachs, British Petroleum, Wal-Mart, etc. It would seem to me that experienced leaders like Jack Welch and Bob Lutz need to recruited by our federal government for a discussion/recommendation as to what standards of ethics need to exist and be enforced in our global economy today.

25 Great Leadership Development Quotes

Great Leadership By Dan

There are a gazillion sites and books full of leadership quotes, so I’ve never been too inspired to duplicate what’s already out there. However, I did enjoy combing through all of those sites and picking out what I thought to be the 25 best leadership development quotes. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.” — Jack Welch. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Leadership Lessons From Sports

Ravi Pratap Singh

It teaches children the 4 P's of leadership and grooms them to become effective leaders in their adult lives. Neither would Henry Ford and Jack Welch. Attitude Leadership Leadership Skills Management Personal Effectiveness Self Development Sports

“Change before you have to”- Jack Welch

CEO Blog

“Change before you have to&# - Jack Welch Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. Buy Time Leadership CD Now Time Leadership Ebook This ebook covers a variety of topics to help you achieve your goals through Time Leadership.

How to Accelerate Team Learning


Jack Welch famously said, “An organizations ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the greatest competitive advantage.”. A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes.

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Developing Future Leaders – It’s Imperative Not to Wait!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership regular contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: Why is it important to develop future leaders within your company? Identify the top candidates and determine what leadership development skills they will require.

Leadership Lighthouse: You Don’t Have to Lead in the Dark

Linked 2 Leadership

Bill Gates, Jack Welch, the late Steve Jobs—what do these people have in common? EntrepreLeadership Future Leadership Issues Leading & Developing Other Leaders Sales Leadership Bill Gates Jack Welch Steve JobsThey are prominent business leaders who are always appearing in the media. So much so that you probably feel you know their company better simply because you are so familiar with them. Having the world know about you and your company may [.].

Successful Leadership Is Not One Size Fits All

Coaching Tip

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.

Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. A couple years ago, members of five groups on the professional social media web site LinkedIn voluntarily recommended their favorite books about leadership. Top Books About Leadership.

Leadership: A Delicate Balance

General Leadership

Jack Welch. Balanced leadership requires continuous, delicate adjustments to maintain homeostasis in your organization. Balance is critical to good leadership and essential for a healthy organization. The post Leadership: A Delicate Balance appeared first on General Leadership.

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College Sex Scandals, Candor, and Leadership

Leadership Freak

Jack Welch said, “I [.]. Courage Failure Fear Leading Power Leadership DevelopmentI woke up this morning to the news that Joe Paterno has been fired as the Head Coach of Penn State football. The President of Penn State, Graham Spanier, is also out. Many believe they are out because of a sex scandal. But the real reason is lack of courageous candor.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put The Business Cart Before The Leadership Horse

Terry Starbucker

Because as Jack Welch, former CEO of GE has said, It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. The leadership part HAS to come first. Leadership

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What Any Leader Can Learn from Pope Francis

Next Level Blog

Krames has been involved in publishing more than 400 business books over the course of his career and has written books on business and government leaders like Jack Welch and Donald Rumsfeld. It''s called Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis and is available this week. Leadership Lessons Next Level Podcast audio Jeffrey A. Krames Lead With Humility leadership podcast Pope Francis Jeffrey A.

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How to Gossip Your Way to Success

Leadership Freak

The most frustrating experience in leadership is making poor people-decisions. Jack Welch said… Continue reading → Gossip Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development leadership success organizational success You had such high hopes. People-decisions make or break leaders. You’re fortunate if you get people-decisions right 50% of the time.

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How to Gossip Your Way to Success

Leadership Freak

The most frustrating experience in leadership is making poor people-decisions. Jack Welch said… Continue reading → Gossip Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development leadership success organizational success You had such high hopes. People-decisions make or break leaders. You’re fortunate if you get people-decisions right 50% of the time.

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12 Takeaways from Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013

Nathan Magnuson

My favorite annual leadership event takes place each May. The seminar features some of the biggest names in all of leadership. It’s Chick-fil-A Leadercast. This year’s theme was: “Simply Lead.” I hope you got to attend, but if not, I’ve included 12 of my greatest takeaways.

The Essence of More Human Leadership (or, How A Single Quote Launched a 10-year Journey)

Terry Starbucker

That seemingly innocuous decision led to something that ultimately changed the course of my writing, my leadership, and my life. “Only one person does Jack Welch convincingly — and that is Jack Welch. LeadershipIt was February 5th, 2006.

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Seven Power Tips for Spotting Future Leaders

Leadership Freak

One of my favorite Jack Welch quotes is, “The team with the best players wins.” Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Teams dissatisfaction exponential success frustrations future leader great leaders Growth Leadership Development Organizational DevelopmentYou’ll fail apart from surrounding yourself with talented people. This means: Great leaders identify and develop great leaders. But, how do you identify the best players? Look for those who are: Already active.

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