Famous Quotes by Former General Electric Chairman Jack Welch

Collection of famous quotes by Jack Welch.

John Francis Welch Jr. was an American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. When he retired from GE he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in business history. 

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Best Quotes by Jack Welch

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

— 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

Good business leaders create a vision articulate the vision passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.

— Jack Welch

A strategy is something like an innovative new product globalization taking your products around the world be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch you can motivate people with be number one and number two in every business. You can energize people around the message.

— Jack Welch

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.

— Jack Welch

Change before you have to.

— 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

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

— Jack Welch

Number one cash is king… number two communicate… number three buy or bury the competition.

— Jack Welch

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

— Jack Welch

If you don’t have public hangings for bad culture in a company if you don’t take people out and let them say they went home to spend more time with the family. It’s crazy.

— Jack Welch

Control your own destiny or someone else will.

— 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

In order to lead a country or a company you’ve got to get everybody on the same page and you’ve got to be able to have a vision of where you’re going. America can’t have a vision of health care for everybody green economy regulations – can’t have a bunch of piece-meal activities. It’s got to have a vision.

— Jack Welch

If you don’t have public hangings for bad culture in a company if you don’t take people out and let them say they went home to spend more time with the family. It’s crazy.

— Jack Welch

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

— Jack Welch

I actually think that the economy has got some positives. It’s got the market. It’s got consumer confidence and it’s got banks throwing – I mean central bankers throwing money at it around the world.

— 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

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

— Jack Welch

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.

— Jack Welch

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

— Jack Welch

The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don’t have to work hard.

— Jack Welch

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