Born: November 19, 1935
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: March 1, 2020
Occupation: Author, Businessman, and Chemical Engineer
Profile: CEO and Chairman of General Electric (1981-2001).
Number of Quotes: 5
I don't like the word empowerment. I think the word we're really talking about is involvement ... We want everyone to have a say.
Insecure managers create complexity.
The only ideas that count areAideas. There is no second place. That means we have to get everybody in the organization involved. If you do that right, the best ideas will rise to the top.
The point of work-out is to give people better jobs. When people see that their ideas count, their dignity is raised. Instead of feeling numb, like robots, they feel important.
When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight.