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 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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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 Welch Grabbed Jim McCann by the Collar

Leadership Freak

shared Jack Welch’s “encouragement” when it […]. Author Book Notes Decisions Fear Feedback Goals Leading Taking others higher Teams difficult conversations Jim McCann Leadership Leadership Development organizational success Leave a comment on today’s post to become eligible for one of twenty complimentary copies of the new book, “Talk is (NOT) Cheap,” by Jim McCann. Putting off difficult conversations doesn’t help. The longer you wait, the harder they get.

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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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How Blowing up a Factory Changed Jack Welch

Leadership Freak

I asked Jack Welch, at the World Business Forum 2011, to talk about tipping points in his life and he said, “I blew up a (GE) factory the first year I was there.” Failure Mistakes Optimism Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership DevelopmentHe was in his mid-twenties and figured his career was over. “I I was running a little pilot plant. It all exploded, went [.].

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Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

Jack Welch Dianne had always felt like more of a wallflower than a leader. To get there, she knew she had to focus on growing her leadership skills. If you want to aspire toward a career in leadership, work toward building and developing these characteristics.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Pam and I were planning on seeing the new Tom Cruise movie Mission Impossible: Fallout this past weekend with our Moviepass accounts. To The Movies also provided many leadership lessons. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go!

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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

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.

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.

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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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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?

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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.”

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.

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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The 9 (or 99?) Ps of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

To anyone who thinks these lists are a bit corny, consider that Jack Welch swore by his 3 Es: energy, energize, and edge. If an alliterative list was good enough for Welch, it’s good enough for me. Were we the first to propose Leadership Ps? careers leadership Sander Flaum

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The Secret to Powerful Leadership

Leadership Freak

I’m home from the two-day Elite Leadership Program in New York City. Lafley, Calvin Klein, and Jack Welch hit home runs. Courage Leading Personal Growth Power Growth Leadership DevelopmentIt’s the morning after and it wasn’t what I heard but what I saw that matters most. The drive home gave me time to think about what I heard. Believe me, A.G. Lafley led [.].

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Tuesday Time Machine: Leadership: A Delicate Balance

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Jack Welch. Balanced leadership requires continuous, delicate adjustments to maintain homeostasis in your organization.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 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 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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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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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.”

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.

Can Charisma Be Taught? The 90% Theory And Why That Can Be Enough

Terry Starbucker

The 90% Theory And Why That Can Be Enough by Starbucker on October 10, 2010 Jack Welch at the World Business Forum, October 5 2010 (Photo by dov.com) Charisma – “ a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty ” (Webster Dictionary) You notice them the minute they enter a room. Watching Jack Welch last week resurfaced all those wonderings, and while it’s still somewhat mysterious to me, after a few days of contemplation I finally have a theory about charisma.

Is Leadership Easy or Difficult?

Nathan Magnuson

It’s unfortunate because I believe that everyone not only has the ability to be leader but also the responsibility to make a leadership contribution in the role they are in. But in this context, they usually associate leadership with a management-type position.

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.

Likability in Leadership—Necessary for Some, a Liability to Others

Great Leadership By Dan

Yet, it’s not the same in every case—likability does not necessarily equal followership when it comes to leadership. In leadership, likability looks different depending upon the context.

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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.

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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.

Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual United States Army (Author); Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Bob''s blog entries "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity Alan Shrader Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity" Eric K.

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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Vision, Values, and Mission: Well Lived Trumps Well Written

The Practical Leader

It’s at the core of our leadership and organization development models Transformation Pathways and Timeless Leadership Principles. My Leading a Peak Performance Culture archived webcast summarizes decades of our experiences and approaches to leadership and culture development.

Leadership Lessons from Sparky Anderson

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Leadership Lessons from Sparky Anderson by Kevin Eikenberry on November 5, 2010 in Influence , Leadership , Learning I grew up like many men my age, a big baseball fan.

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.

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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.

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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