The interview continues, “My biggest failure? First, Bill, let me say: I’ve made a million mistakes…but looking back, I’d say I never moved fast enough. Regarding strategic decisions, I can’t remember ever thinking ‘I wish I had waited longer.’ Most leaders are victims of moving too slow. We need to help people in our organizations have the self-confidence in their gut to do things…when they think they have the answer…”
As you would expect, Bill and Jack spent considerable time talking about managing staff and the critical importance of “differentiation,” a Welch concept that can stir up a level of controversy. Without any hesitation Welch boldly stated,
“In organizations hallway whisperers are deadly…leaders must stop the meeting after the meeting!”
While you’re sorting that out, a closing thought: In my opinion this session alone is worth the price of The Global Leadership Summit 2010…believe me, you’ll want to lean in to this one!
By: Steve Bell
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