The internet provides an avenue to an unlimited number of blog posts on leadership. There are many rabbit trails, yet some have valuable information.
Over the weekend I came across a website promoting leadership material written by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.
A few thoughts stood out…
1. Credibility: As a CEO of GE, he should have the credentials to write on leadership.
2. Creativity: i.e. “The 4 E’s of Leadership.” Energy, Energize, Execution, and Edge.
3. Links: Ultimately to sell something…not a plus.
4. Google ads: Frustrating!
Not to belabor the point, but less really is more.
Among the plethora of information, I appreciated the valuable nugget of the number one, direct and powerful rule in the Six Rules for Successful Leadership, “control your destiny, or someone else will.” Good food for thought.
I appreciate credibility and creativity. However, leaders often miss the importance of this thought in an effort to promote their own interests, or products. They miss it through the distractions surrounding their purpose and goal. If I am to lead others it will happen on the basis of the first two thoughts, never the last two.