Chick-Fil-A Leadercast part 2


Here are two more dynamic speakers from this years Chick-Fil-A Leadercast…


“It doesn’t start with simple, it starts with simplicity.”

“Geniuses take the complicated and reduce it to the simple. Subtraction can be more effective than addition.”

“Shallow + Fast, Deep + Slow, or Deep and Fast? Pick one”

“Deep and Fast is what you want in your leadership, your business, your relationship.”

“Are leaders born?” Of course they are! I’ve never met an unborn leader! I don’t want to!

“Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less.”

“Experience is not the best teacher. We all know people that are getting older, but they’re not getting better.”

“Business schools reward complex behavior but it’s the simple behavior that makes you successful in life”

“Connectors do the difficult work of keeping it simple. Don’t confuse simple with simplistic!”

“An educator takes something simple and makes it complex, A communicator takes something complex and makes simple”

“Just because you’re in a position of leadership doesn’t mean you’re a good leader.”

“Leadership is simple: Add value to people everyday.”

“You do not have influence in your weaknesses. You have influence in your strengths.”

“I can’t make everyone happy. I’m a leader, not a clown.”

One of my favorite speakers this year was Jack Welch, (born November 19, 1935) He is an American business executive, author and former chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company’s value rose 4000%.


“When your boss asks you to do something, OVER-deliver!”

“The team that fields the best players wins!“

“Rules don’t lead; standards do. Rules define our behavior. Standards are beliefs that we own.”

“Welch calls business schools “Fat, lazy institutions that charge too much money.”

“Every great leader has a generosity gene.”

“Make your boss smarter than they are and you will become indispensable.”

Work Atmosphere –> “You ought to love to be here, but be ready to leave”

Have healthy skepticism and fear BUT go for it!!

Jack Welch’s keys to success: 1) Love what you’re doing, or you’re never going to win. 2) ALWAYS OVER-DELIVER

Self-confidence, simplicity and speed. Three great qualities in leadership.

“Too many leaders are DOING when they need to be TEACHING.”

Jack Welch GE CEO says free online education will revolutionize education. Esp. Those schools who charge 2 much for 2 little

“Work all the time to bring new insights to the job”

“To become a great leader, love what you do and over deliver on what you do. That is how to succeed”

“Create a whole new education for your boss. Make him smarter than he was before he met you.”

“You have no right to call yourself a manager if your employees don’t know where they stand.”

“A good personnel move is worth a thousand speeches.”

“High performing jerks destroy companies.”

“You’ve got to love what you’re doing or you’re never going to win.”

“As a leader you’re never as good and never as bad as the people paint you.”

“What is a budget review? A personal review with numbers”

Jack Welch: Spent 70% of time teaching leaders; the team that fields the best players wins.”

“Lack of transparency is the cruelest form of management.”

“Be deeply interested in your people. The generosity gene is in every leader…promote, develop your team.”

“If you have self confident leaders, they will hire self confident players. Then the whole Team gets upgraded!

“If you don’t like people…this job stinks.”

“if you weren’t currently in your business, would you get into your business today?” Know where you stand

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