Jeffrey Immelt

When the environment is continuously unstable, it is no longer volatile. Rather, we have entered a new economic era… 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.

GE’s Jeff Immelt on Leadership, Global Risk and Growth

At the inaugural session of the Wharton Economic Summit 2013, GE CEO Jeff Immelt sat down with Wharton’s Michael Useem, director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, to discuss everything from leadership to risk management to U.S. energy policy.

Over the course of the conversation, Immelt reflected on the challenges and rewards of running a global business that operates in 160 countries and the … [ Read more ]

Jeffrey R. Immelt, Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble

A successful reverse innovation effort can result in cannibalization of a company’s existing lines of business. that is certainly true, but it is not a justification for remaining inert. If a business can be destroyed, then it eventually will be destroyed. It is only a matter of whether you do it to yourself or a rival does it to you.

Things Leaders Do

When GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt teaches up-and-coming leaders at the company’s famed management-development center, he runs through a checklist of what he calls “Things Leaders Do.” In an interview with Fast Company, Immelt reveals his own leadership checklist.