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Monday, November 19, 2012

Control your own destiny or someone else will.

Control your own destiny or someone else will. That’s one of my favorite Jack Welch quotes.

While Welch (born 11/19/35) was Chairman and CEO of General Electric (1981 and 2001), the company's value rose 4000%. Here are some more words of wisdom from the man who’s net worth is estimated around $750-million.

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

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”

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

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put

“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.”

 “My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.”

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

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

“When you were made a leader you weren't given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others.”

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

“I’m the same person I was when I started.”
"If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete.”

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