Chief Executive Officer | episode 544

Jeff Immelt Reflects On Leading GE and Managing Through Crisis

Jeff Immelt is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, a Fortune 100 conglomerate with revenues exceeding $75 billion annually. Jeff is also the author of the new book, Hot Seat, which covers his times of crisis at GE. Currently, Jeff serves as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, a global venture capital and private equity firm, and he is the author of the new book HOT SEAT, which covers his times of crisis at GE. March 25, 2021

544: Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of GE, spent over 15 years running one of the world’s largest companies. In this interview, Jeff discusses his experience growing up professionally at GE, Jeff’s relationship with his predecessor and legendary CEO, Jack Welch, and Jeff’s story ascending to the CEO role. We discuss why Jeff decided to write the book about his time at GE, two things Jeff would have done differently if he had the chance to do them over again, and the digital push Jeff made as CEO. Lastly, we discuss what Jeff misses most about his time at GE, Jeff’s views on the global economy going forward, Jeff’s advice to younger individuals at the beginning of their careers, among a variety of other topics.

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This episode is sponsored by Apptio.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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