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Roberto Goizueta and Jack Welch are two of the best leaders in American companies.

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Welch and Goizueta Leadership Assignment INTRODUCTION Roberto Goizueta and Jack Welch are two of the best leaders in American companies. They have created much value and wealth for their shareholders. Goizueta was born in a wealthy family and is an aristocratic, formal gentleman who likes a nice predictable schedule. He has a deep respect of tradition. Being the chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola, he essentially runs a one-product company. Whereas Welch was born in a poor family and grown in an environment that was full of competition. Welch is impulsive and charming. Being the chairman and chief executive of General Electric, he runs a conglomerate with a dozen businesses. He puts almost every aspect of GE management a heavy element of competition. ...read more.


In some very fundamental ways, Goizueta and Welch did business similarly. They were not distracted by outside events. They know exactly what they needed to do. They were able to deliver what need to be done to their employees and they did that consistently and relentlessly. Secondly, most good leaders are willing to accept change so that in case the corporation is threatened by external environment change, they will be capable of leading the employees to cope with the risk the company faces. Change should be initiated instead of attended, in other words, good leaders create revolution before change becomes impending. Being the leaders of big blue-chip corporations, both of them recognized the importance of introducing changes to improve their corporations. ...read more.


In additions, a good leader should be competent in change creation and management. This is another inherent asset of effective leaders. Whilst effective change management entails prompt decision-making and analytical ability, it also requires the ability to balance the past and the future. Last but not least, most successful leaders are energetic. This allows them to have more energy to motivate and spread their ideas to their employees and enables their employees to have better performance. Successful leadership ultimately create value to the organization. As opposed to managers whose temptation is to oversee processes and people, leaders should also design and conceive the process leading to value creation. To achieve so, effective leaders certainly have to be subtly conscious of the business and the underpinnings of the organization. ?? ?? (footnote continued) ?? ?? PAGE 1 ...read more.

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