It would be a tough act to follow. A century later, in addition to its core businesses in power generation, household appliances, and lighting, the company was also engaged in businesses as diverse as aircraft engines, medical systems, and diesel locomotives.
The percentage of the brain we consciously use is approximately A. In 1 minute, jot down all the possible uses you can think of for a safety pin.
In 1 minute, jot down all those things for which you cannot use a safety pin. You would be truly mentally literate if you answered yes to questions 1 to 12, no to questions 13 to 22, 1 percent to question 23, and you found eight or more uses for a safety pin and zero ways in which you cannot use one.
A score of even 30 percent on these questions would place you in the top 1 percent of the mentally literate! The Awakening of a Sleeping Giant Why do we have this enormous lack of knowledge about that sleeping giant we carry around with us all our lives?
Because the science of the brain is truly in its infancy. Ninety-five percent of what we now know about the human brain has been discovered in the last 5 years. The brain itself has only existed in its present form for some 45, years—a mere twinkling of 8 The Many Facets of Leadership an eye in the context of evolutionary history.
And, it is only in the last years that scientists have come to recognize that our mental skills are located in our heads. The Revolution Indeed, the revolution has already begun!
In the brief span of the s, the following epoch-changing and epoch-making changes in global behavior have occurred: The Quest for Knowledge 9 Learning Organization or Extinct Organization The business world is swinging irrevocably from a manufacturing orientation to one in which information processing and systems, creative and strategic thinking, and other intelligence-driven factors are the norm.
Where manual labor and routine activity once ruled, brainpower and creativity now begin to reign supreme. Brainpower is the new driving force in the accumulation of wealth.
In these contexts, consider the following points: On average, executives spend 30 percent of their time reading and sorting through information, 80 percent of which is forgotten in 24 hours. Executives spend, on average, 20 percent of their time solving problems and thinking creatively, and over 90 percent have had no training in these areas.
Executives spend 20 to 30 percent of their time communicating in writing or in speech, and most find it arduous, distasteful, boring, and even frightening. The fact that we use a small percentage of our brains contains some interesting and apparent contradictions: In the s the proportion was thought to be about 40 percent.
Each decade has seen a dramatic decline in this estimate, from 40 down to 30, then to 20, then to 10 in the s, and today 1 percent or even lower.
This might suggest that people are becoming stupider rather than smarter. But, in actuality, the reason for this decline is that recent research has revealed the human brain to be much more powerful than was once thought.
These findings tell us that there are immense opportunities for personal and organizational development. The past few years have seen an increasing number of traditional market leaders toppled by more mentally literate and creative-thinking newcomers.
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i. How difficult a challenge did Welch face in ? How important is he to GE's success? What implications for his replacement?
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