'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.

Comment:
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.