Lead by Example
To spark others to perform, you
must lead by example. Jack Welch mastery of
the four E's
of leadership –
Energize, Edge, and
Execution – was always in evidence. "He had great energy, sparked
others, had incredible
competitive spirit, and had a record of execution
that was second to none. This is a key of the Welch phenomenon. Had he
been lacking in any of the traits he espoused, he would not have
commanded such acclaim."
Create a vision
Create a vision and then ignite your organization to make this vision a
Get people so
about what they are doing that they cannot wait to execute this plan.
Have great energy,
competitive spirit and the ability to spark excitement and
Search for leaders who have the same qualities.
Focus on strategic
Your job is to understand the strategic issues within each of your
businesses where they are going around
5 Strategic Questions.
Know the talent they need to win in those markets and the amount of
capital they need. And make bets.
Your job is to see the big picture. Don't manage every detail. Don't get
caught up in the minutiae or obsess over every detail, but instead
inspire others to execute of your
Surround yourself with great people and trust them to do their job and
contribute their best to the organization.
Involve everyone and welcome
great ideas from everywhere. Anyone can be a
just so long as they contribute, and the most meaningful way for anyone
to contribute is to come up with a good
Business is all about getting the best ideas from everyone. New ideas
are the lifeblood of the organization, the fuel that makes it run.
"The hero is the person with a new idea." There is simply nothing more
important to an organization than expressing ideas and creating a