How many ideas did Jack Welch need to unleash to reinvent General Electric in the 1980s, as the Cold War wound down and the world economy approached major technological and geo-political inflection points?
It turns out not that many! And, let us not forget that this led to a remarkable remaking of what was already a highly successful organization, but an organization which was most likely unprepared for the world that was to come and in need of rethinking.
Many days it is not about how many great ideas I have. It is about which few will actually make a difference. A great question: Will it make a difference? If so, how will we all execute around it?
The goal is to make a difference. The strategy is to operationally execute the goal.