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#1. Business leaders should provide expertise in service of our country. My predecessors at GE have done so, as have leaders of many other great American companies. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#2. Really, the one thing that actually works - you know, state-run communism may not be your cup of tea, but [China's] government works. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#3. Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It's about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, 'I could have done three things better yesterday.' - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#4. If the only common thread you have as an industrial company is the fact that you think you're well managed, you can still be a pretty good company, but you're not going to be a dominant company, a competitive company over time. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#5. The reason people come to work for GE, they want to be apart of something bigger than themselves, they want to work for a company that makes a difference, a company that is doing great things in the world. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#6. In business as in life, sometimes bad things happen to good people, and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But over time, if you play long enough, everybody gets what he deserves.. good and bad. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#7. Enron and 9/11 marked the end of an era of individual freedom and the beginning of personal responsibility. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#8. I'm out talking about this company (General Electric) seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with nothing to hide. We're a 130-year-old company that has a great record of high-quality leadership and a culture of integrity. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#9. Good leaders are very curious, and they spend a lot of time trying to learn things. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#10. Work hard with passion and courage. Life is a marathon of contribution. You really must work hard to accomplish something ... Find your passion and get good at it. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#11. The one thing that people don't get about GE is that, to the people who work here, it's not a company. It's not just a job. You feel like you're part of a 120-year-old ever-growing, ever-improving family. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#12. Managing innovation better may be the only way out of the abyss called commodity hell. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#13. September 11 was horrific, but I've been through enough crises before that I had my own pattern as to how to collect facts, what a leader should do, how to communicate with people, how to set up operating mechanisms to work our way through it. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#14. There is no real magic to being a good leader. But at the end of every week, you have to spend your time around the things that are really important: setting priorities, measuring outcomes, and rewarding them. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#15. The most important thing I've learned since becoming CEO is context. It's how your company fits in with the world and how you respond to it. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#16. Every leader needs to clearly explain the top three things the organization is working on. If you can't, then you're not leading well. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#17. When you take over a company like GE, you think you're going to visit 100 businesses. You're going to go see the factories you haven't seen before. You're going to see a site in Texas and one in Canada and stuff like that. That has fallen by the wayside. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#18. It's the sustained ability to change that really counts. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#19. Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#20. I think this notion that it's the population of the U.S. against the big companies is just wrong. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#21. Seeing people in person is a big part of how you drive any change process. You have to show people a positive view of the future and say "we can do it" - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#22. And people is the most important part of my job. I spend one third of my time on people. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#23. I was never afraid of failure. I realized that I was responsible for my own success and that every day offers a new beginning and I was confident in my ability to improve. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#24. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and my parents are really right wingers. My dad watches, like, five or six hours of 'Fox News' every day and stuff like that. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#25. I love working with customers. Sales has really influenced everything I do. It has instilled in me the important traits of operating with a sense of urgency and listening to people. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#26. Good leaders don't tell people what to do, they give teams capability and inspiration. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#27. I do business in 170 countries; none of them is perfect. There is not even one country that I think of, and I am like, 'God, that did everything that I wanted it to do.' - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#28. GE sells more than 96 percent of its products to the private sector, where America's future must be built. But government can help business invest in our shared future. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#29. I think that if you run a big company, you've got to, four or five times a year, just say, 'Hey team, look, here's where we're going.' If you do it 10 times, nobody wants to work for you. If you do it zero times, you have anarchy. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#30. Live with passion. Live with purpose. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#31. Values can't just be words on a page. To be effective, they must shape action. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#32. I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great people. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#33. You can stay too long in a job, that's for sure. But by the same token, in the 12 years I have been CEO of GE, there have been four CEOs of Toshiba. So there's too short a time to do it, and there's too long a time to do it. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#34. As one of America's largest exporters, GE remains committed to producing more products in the United States, which is our home and largest market. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#35. Is France a completely open market to G.E.? No, of course not. I think we're more discerning about China because it's China, and they're big, and they're more concerning. But the best global companies are ones that are nuanced. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#36. The best thing you can give as a leader is a reason to trust. People want to trust. They're hungry for it. But they're selective. They'll only give it to a motivator, a communicator, a teacher, a real person. Someone who in good times and bad always does the right thing. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#37. Many bought into the idea that America could go from a technology-based, export-oriented powerhouse to a services-led, consumption-based economy - and somehow still expect to prosper. That idea was flat wrong. Our economy tilted instead toward the quicker profits of financial services. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#38. I'd be lying if I didn't say there were days when I went back and said, 'I wish I'd done this. I should have done that. I handled this the wrong way.' But it's always in the motivation of getting better. I've never once looked in the mirror and said, 'Oh boy, can't do this one.' - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#39. President Obama has asked me to chair his new President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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#40. I'm a complete globalist. I think like a global CEO. But I'm an American. I run an American company. But in order for GE to be successful in the coming years, I've gotta sell my products in every corner of the world. - Author: Jeffrey R. Immelt
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