GE recently announced three new leaders through the internal announcement system. These leaders were asked if they had any advice to share. I have done a simple cut and paste blog on their responses. These three do not need me to add anything. What great responses!
Richard Hausmann, VP of Magnetic Resonance: There are two lessons I’ve learned in my career: first, always be open to new situations and innovative ideas (standing still means falling back), and second, it’s all about a good team. My former boss always said: nobody is perfect but a team can be!
Banmali Agrawala, President and CEO for GE Energy in India: I have learned to listen to people before speaking my mind. I have learned this the hard way as earlier in my career I was rather eager to share my opinions rather than listen to others. More often than not, one only learns by listening to others.
Puneet Mahajan, VP and Chief Risk Officer: I would say a few things
– You are only as good as your team
– Take the tough jobs that will differentiate you from your peers
– Build deep domain and ensure you embrace globalization
– Be Humble & Curious – learning is a continuous process