Jack Welch : Icon Of Leadership

1483 Words Mar 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Jack Welch was the former CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his time at General Electric, the value of the company grew 4000%, making it the most valuable company in the world at the time. In the movie, “Jack Welch: Icon of Leadership,” Jack discussed his experiences as CEO of General Electric and shared valuable insight into his management practices which he implemented throughout his career. While listening to Jack, I felt the most important aspects of his managing practices included being a proper leader, picking the right people for the job, and having integrity. As a leader of any organization, you have to have an edge, be energetic and energize others through good or bad appraisals and motivation, have an edge and execute plans. Jack called this the 4E’s of Leadership. Being a leader also involves choosing the right person for the right job, or releasing someone not fitting in. As a leader, Jack showed integrity throughout his career. He was honest, a good character, righteous, ethical, moral, etc. These are all very good characteristics and practices of a successful leader. One of the most fundamental and important roles of being a leader is choosing the right person to fill a position. Human capital is an important factor for any company to succeed and grow. Finding the right person to hire is a key aspect of a leader. To quote Jack, “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a…
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