GLS14 – Jeffrey Immelt
President and CEO, General Electric
Throughout my career there has never been a job in the company that was beneath me.
If you’re more a giver than a taker, your peers know that. Horizontal strength is what keeps institutions together.
The best leaders go forward. See the world as it is and figure out a way to go forward.
General Electric invests $1 billion a year in leadership development.
Leadership is a commitment to:
Leadership has a shelf life. You regularly need a tune up.
Leadership is a strategic imperative for the company.
Culture and leadership are fundamental to the company.
Come to work because you love what you do and you want to make a difference.
Learn from mistakes and get better. Making excuses suggests that you aren’t willing to learn.
As a leader you’re in the business of giving people confidence.
You may questions my decisions, but you won’t question my intentions.
You can’t guarantee outcomes, but you can guarantee a process.
Leadership is a intense journey into yourself. Self-renewal, self-discovery.