'An overburdened overstretched executive is the best executive because he or she doesn't'

Jack Welch, (1935 - )
CEO, General Electric, 1981 - 2001

At age 44, Jack Welch was the youngest CEO of General Electric. This quote means that you should keep busy and be productive. A manager or executive who is always checking up on his people is wasting his own time, as well as theirs. Welch believes that leaders should lead by example.

If you are in charge of a team, resist any temptation to micromanage. Delegate tasks and stop looking over their shoulders. Empower your staff to take action and your entire team will be more effective and productive.