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Leadership styles between Jack Welch and Larry Page

I am researching Jack Welch and Larry Page in terms of their different style of business leadership.

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One of the main elements in Welch's leadership style is focused on ways to create value that isn't numbers-based. Welch created immense shareholder value by employing his philosophies. Almost all of his philosophies are based upon change. He believes that for companies to evolve and to create value, 100% of the organization needs to understand change, and needs to understand that change is a necessary element of successful business. This includes all employees and managers. No one, in his opinion, is excluded. He then bases his main leadership elements off that change in order to turn an organization into a profit-making entity. Welch doesn't believe in expansion beyond what's reasonable. Many companies have adopted a style where management believes the bigger the better - the more employees, the bigger the plant, the more the company will produce. Welch contends that the size doesn't matter as much as what's thought - it's the leadership style that matters. By reducing management to a reasonable size as well, a more efficient, productive organization is created.

Welch also believes that managers need to stand back and let their employees take the lead. By doing so, we ...

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This solution discusses the business leadership styles of Jack Welch and Larry Page in detail. A comprehensive comparison is also included.