Quote from the famous businessman Jack Welch:
- Control your destiny or someone else will.
- Face reality as it is, not as it was or wish it were.
- Be candid with everyone.
- Don’t manage, lead.
- Change before you have to.
- If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.
In my experience, these ‘rules’ are insightful whether you work in a large organisation or for yourself.
As always, the hard part is not in appreciating them, but in successfully applying them!