Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Jack Welch

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Jack Welch

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

Be candid with everyone.
— Jack Welch

Change before you have to.
— Jack Welch

Control your own destiny or someone else will.
— Jack Welch

Don’t manage – lead change before you have to.
— Jack Welch

Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
— Jack Welch

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.
— Jack Welch

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital – the world’s best talents and greatest ideas.
— Jack Welch

I was afraid of the internet… because I couldn’t type.
— Jack Welch

I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
— Jack Welch

If GE’s strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century.
— Jack Welch

If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.
— Jack Welch

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.
— Jack Welch

My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.
— Jack Welch

Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.
— Jack Welch

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%.
— Jack Welch

The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it.
— Jack Welch

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.
— Jack Welch

The team with the best players wins.
— Jack Welch

We bring together the best ideas – turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies.
— Jack Welch

We’ve only been wealthy in this country for 70 years. Who said we ought to have all this? Is it ordained?
— Jack Welch

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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