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A collection of quotes from a retired American business executive, author and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company's value rose 4,000%, Jack Welch.

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  1. 1. A Collection of Quotes from Jack Welch Reference: goodreads.com
  2. 2. Reference: Wikipedia Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. is a retired American business executive, author and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company's value rose 4,000%. Born: November 19, 1935, Peabody, MA Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  3. 3. Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ “When you were made a leader you weren't given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others.” - Jack Welch
  4. 4. Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ “Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader success is all about growing others.” - Jack Welch
  5. 5. Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ “Leaders relentlessly upgrade their team, using every encounter as an opportunity to evaluate, coach, and build self-confidence.” - Jack Welch
  6. 6. Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ “When you are a leader, your job is to have all the questions. You have to be incredibly comfortable looking like the dumbest person in the room. Every conversation you have about a decision, a proposal, or a piece of market information has to be filled with you saying, “What if?” and “Why not?” and “How come?.” - Jack Welch
  7. 7. Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ “Differentiation favors people who are energetic and extroverted and undervalues people who are shy and introverted, even if they are talented.” - Jack Welch
  8. 8. Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/ “Change before you have to.” - Jack Welch
  9. 9. “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  10. 10. “I always follow 4E's, Energy, Energize, Edge, and Execute.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  11. 11. “Every job you take is a gamble that could increase your options or shut them down.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  12. 12. “It is better to act too quickly than it is to wait too long.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  13. 13. “If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  14. 14. “IT’S SAID that you can only live life forward and understand it backward.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  15. 15. “Life is too short to spend every day doing something you don’t love.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  16. 16. “Effective people know when to stop assessing and make a tough call, even without total information. Little is worse than a manager who can’t cut bait.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  17. 17. “as Google CEO Larry Page put it in his 2014 TED talk: “The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future”.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  18. 18. “The one thing that hasn’t changed is the team that fields the best players wins.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  19. 19. “Leadership, very simply, is about two things: 1) Truth and trust. 2) Ceaselessly seeking the former, relentlessly building the latter.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  20. 20. “the only career worth pursuing is the one that turns your crank.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  21. 21. “When you were made a leader you weren't given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  22. 22. “At the end of the day, effective mission statements balance the possible and the impossible. They give people a clear sense of the direction to profitability and the inspiration to feel they are part of something big and important.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  23. 23. “No vision is worth the paper it's printed on unless it is communicated constantly and reinforced with rewards.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  24. 24. “The mission announces exactly where you are going, and the values describe the behaviors that will get you there.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  25. 25. “Getting the right people in the right jobs is a lot more important than developing a strategy.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  26. 26. “Leaders make sure people not only see the vision, they live and breathe it.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  27. 27. “Learning is truly a value, growth for every employee is a real objective, mistakes aren’t always fatal, and there are lots of people around whom you can reach out to for coaching and mentoring.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  28. 28. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  29. 29. “If a job doesn’t excite you on some level—just because of the stuff of it—don’t settle.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  30. 30. “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  31. 31. “Reducing a complex problem to a simple chart excited the hell out of me.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  32. 32. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” - Jack Welch Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
  33. 33. “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 Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/
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A collection of quotes from a retired American business executive, author and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company's value rose 4,000%, Jack Welch.

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