Kennesaw – A huge shout out to my friend, Butch Adams, who encouraged me to continue writing more regularly on my blog and to share thoughts and experiences with my friends and Twitter followers. I read this morning the quote above from Leonardo Da Vinci that rings truer today than ever. Simplicity is needed in every facit of our lives. From work, school, and home…. living more simply reduces stress and encourages calm. It shortens the line between tasks to be quicker and less complex. It allows quicker review and analysis. I could go on and on but simplicity is so “money” as Vince Vaughan would say in “Swingers”.
Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, gave an interview with The Harvard Business Review in 1989 where he listed Speed, Simplicity and Self Confidence as three key drivers in business.
When I arrived at GE in 1990, these 3 words were posted above the wall on the way into the office. We worked hard everyday living these ideas and I challenge you to read this HBR article and apply these concepts to your business career and your life.
I would love to hear from you sometime. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I promise to get back to you with “speed, simplicity and self-confidence”!