You can't grow long-term if you can't eat short-term. Anybody can manage short. Anybody can manage long. Balancing those two things is what management is.

Jack Welch

Jack Welch

Profession: Businessman
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

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.

There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.

Give me a highly successful unionized industry.

Culture drives great results.

Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it.

The team with the best players wins.

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.

I was never the smartest guy in the room. From the first person I hired, I was never the smartest guy in the room. And that's a big deal. And if you're going to be a leader - if you're a leader and you're the smartest guy in the world - in the room, you've got real problems.

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

You've got to eat while you dream. You've got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.

I don't feel under-taxed in any way at all.

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.

The story about GE that hasn't been told is the value of an informal place. I think it's a big thought. I don't think people have ever figured out that being informal is a big deal.

Don't manage - lead change before you have to.