The 4e’s of leadership is the leadership model that helped make Jack Welch the greatest CEO of his day, and GE the most valuable corporation in the world. “Jack Welch and the 4E’s of Leadership”. Jeffrey A Krames. What are the four characteristics shared by exceptional leaders? 1. ENERGY-People with energy. Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. Contents. Introduction: the 4E leader: Jack Welch’s winning leadership formula; Ch. 1.
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Has EnergyCan articulate a vision and inspire others to perform EnergisesMakes the tough decisions EdgeHas the skill to deliver ExecutesAnd, Never fails to deliver the financials. The 4E leader is someone who has considerable personal energy with a bias towards action; they embrace change with enthusiasm.
These people have passion.
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Jack Welch proposed that to create energy you need to get rid of the things that stifle energy including meetings, ill conceived projects, poor performing products and bureaucracy.
Jack Welch went on to say leaders with energy assume that the status quo is not good enough, last years performance again this year is not good enough, single digit growth is not good enough and business as usual uack not good enough.
High energy leaders create an environment where people have a tremendous opportunity to be 4ex and ultimately for the truth to be heard. The 4E leader energizes others; they inspire javk team to act and spark their employees to perform.
Leaders who energize others have enthusiasm, people respond to them, they bring the best people in and bring the best out in people. These leaders inject people with confidence and give credit when things go right. Rather than having to have their own ideas the 4E leader energizes by encouraging others to voice their ideas, they surface, celebrate and action the ideas.
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They achieve results by taking a genuine interest in their employees, making them feel like they are part of a successful team, building on their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. To energize the 4E leader does not micro manage, they give their employees a few clear and simple goals and let their employees determine the level of support they need to achieve those goals.
When employees respond and perform the seemingly impossible tasks, the 4E leader rewards them, Jack Welch would also insist they also reward their staff for missing stretch goals by a respectful margin as a 4E leader views a stretch failure as better than an easy success.
Leaders with edge are competitive and they know the value of speed, they know when to say yes and when to say no. As Jack Welch discovered, Leaders with edge understand that real management talent is rare and when you find it you need to weelch onto it. Leaders with edge Make timely decisions even the tough decisions Tackle problems head on Change their daily plan, when required Deal well with change Identify new ideas, markets and opportunities Remove non-performers Take calculated risks Encourage others to take risks, and reward them for trying Look people in the eye and tell them the truth Take ownership and responsibility for things that go wrong.
The 4E leader is someone who gets the job done, they consistently deliver — not just meeting their targets but in many cases blowing them away. Without an ability to deliver results all other leadership leadershkp are of little value.
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Leaders with edge master the job they are in, Jack Welch was specific about this point; leaderahip do their job better than anyone else has done it before — because hitting homes runs is the best way to get noticed in a 4E organization. Any leader or manager worth their salts should be able to answer the following questions.
What does your competitive environment look like?
In the last three years what have your competitors done? In the same period what have you done?
How might they attack you business in the future? What are you plans to beat them? Knowing the answer to these questions is a prerequisite to execution. Definition of Leadership — Jack Welch A good leader or high performance leader is described, by Jack Welch, as someone who. Leaders with edge Make timely decisions even the tough decisions Tackle problems head on Change their daily plan, when required Deal well with change Identify new ideas, markets and opportunities Remove non-performers Take calculated risks Encourage others kf take risks, and reward them for trying Look people in the eye and tell them the truth Take ownership and responsibility for things that go wrong Leadership and Executes: