Jack Welch Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jack welch quotes, jack welch sayings, and jack welch proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Control your own destiny or someone else will.     

Jack Welch

Does coaching work? Yes. Good coaches provide a truly important service. They tell you the truth when no one else will.     

Jack Welch

We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies - in the minds of those closest to the work.     

Jack Welch

There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.     

Jack Welch

I'm not perfect, but if there are any points given for caring about people with every fiber of your being and giving life all you've got every day, then I suppose I have a shot.     

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

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.     

Jack Welch

All of management is about self confidence.     

Jack Welch

Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term.     

Jack Welch

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

Jack Welch

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.     

Jack Welch

Managers can waste a lot of time at the outset of a crisis denying that something went wrong. Skip that step.     

Jack Welch

Strategy means making clear-cut choices about how to compete.     

Jack Welch

Strategy is just a winning value proposition, that is, a product or service that customers simply want more than the other options out there.     

Jack Welch

In the end, your integrity is all you've got.     

Jack Welch

There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization's overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.     

Jack Welch

Every employee, not just the senior people, should know how a company is doing.     

Jack Welch

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.     

Jack Welch

No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You just can't ignore it.     

Jack Welch

Change before you have to.     

Jack Welch

Globalization is now no longer an objective but an imperative, as markets open and geographic barriers become increasingly blurred and even irrelevant.     

Jack Welch

Globalization has taken a hit in that there is some sand in the gears because most of us have supply chains that are all over the world that we've had to lengthen.     

Jack Welch

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas.     

Jack Welch

There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.     

Jack Welch

Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will     

Jack Welch

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it, you almost don't have to manage them.     

Jack Welch

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

Jack Welch

Cash is king. Get every drop of cash you can get and hold onto it.     

Jack Welch

Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one's sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence.     

Jack Welch

Leaders relentlessly upgrade their team, using every encounter as an opportunity to evaluate, coach, and build self-confidence.     

Jack Welch