Here are some very curious criticisms of Jack Welch. He has taken the established order at GE and thrown it out the window; he presided over the elimination of scores of the company's businesses and over one third of its jobs-affecting a group as large as the entire population of Salt Lake City. I'm SICK of those emails by now. Yelling is intrinsic to elite military unit culture. He finds me repulsive! You must be logged in to post.
The company Welch inherited in was among the bluest of blue chips. Even more important than having charisma, knowing exactly when to be aggressive and when to be passive elicits the best results. Alumni Events All Other Events. Professor , Organizational Behavior. When money is on the line, in other words, most people would rather work for a very competent jerk than a nice but less competent boss. I'm having second thoughts about Bono. Elite coaches worldwide are notorious for yelling at their talented athletes.
America's eminent corporations, from GE to General Motors to Eastman Kodak, all faced the same new challenges of lagging productivity and global competition, Welch recognized these changes for what they were: threats to his company's survival. Relentlessly positive, he delights in his own enthusiasm; when displeased, he comes on like a battery of howitzers, flattening all opposition. Que , Tuesday, 7 November thirteen years ago link. I don't think of him as tortured so much as just a total wanker. And each with a well-deserved reputation for raising their voices.