MIT(Sloan) News: Jack Welch joins forces with Sloan
Jack Welch Joins Powerful Group of Business Leaders at MIT Sloan School; Former GE head - who is also teaching a course - to serve as ''sounding board'' for faculty and administrators CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2006--Former General Electric CEO and corporate legend Jack Welch has agreed to serve as a member of the Alfred P. Sloan Management Society at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Society members bring their expertise directly into the classroom and serve as an informal "sounding board" on curriculum and other issues for MIT Sloan administrators and faculty. Welch, who is also trying his hand as a classroom instructor for the first time this fall at MIT Sloan, joins other notable recent members of the group, including Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Hospital, Joseph Tucci, President and CEO of EMC Corporation and Henri Termeer, President and CEO of Genzyme, (full list below).
MIT Sloan Dean Richard Schmalensee said Welch's legendary resume and his down-to-earth approach and style make him a natural fit for both the Society and the MIT Sloan classroom. Welch, whose course centers on the leadership beliefs and practices described in his recent book, Winning, said he hoped his class "will get more MBAs interested in leading an organization and the fun around it and the differences you can make. A leader has an enormous amount of opportunity to do a lot for a lot of people." [more]