George Lee on Myers Briggs

An interesting 20 minute slot with George Lee on Myers Briggs. It gives a great overview of the tool and how useful it can be for development in an for individuals and teams in an organisational context. I am looking forward to facilitating such a session with a team in a couple of weeks.

http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2010/pc/pod-v-30101051m43sthebusiness2.mp3″>

Jack Welch on Leadership

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of facilitating a discussion on a GE case study with a group of Executive Education students in UCD. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on my experiences on GE and I surprised myself by being able to lay my hands on my ‘GE Leadership Values Card’ and the ‘GE Capital Leadership Competency Framework’ (7 years on!). 

During this discussion I relived some of my experiences in GE, and it energised me without a shadow of a doubt. At the end, I polled the class to see how many people would consider a career in GE and about 90% put their hands up.

GE had a forming influence on me as an indvidual (and consequently on my business) particularly in terms of professional standards, integrity and the processes to support people development.

I have picked out an excerpt of an interview with Jack Welch with his views on Leadership and the importance of people in GE.