Louis Chenevert has always been a man who thinks of the team effort when it comes to whatever he is doing. He has always had this mentality through his illustrious career. When he stated at GM he knew that each and every job was important. This kind of insight would serve him well over the years and in future positions with Pratt and Whitney and most of all at UTC. In an interview with Ideamensch, Louis Chenevert talked about his career at United Technologies Corporation and how he made it a success.
While he was the President and CEO of UTC, Louis Chenevert says that the key decisions of the company were made by a small core group. He says that that is one of the big keys to a successful business. He made sure that he had the talent around him that was necessary to move the company forward. He made sure that everyone agreed with a new idea and how to bring it to life. Louis Chenevert says he had no time for those that disagreed because it slows down the amount of business being done. When things slow down the bottom line and goals are not being reached. That is not the way to run a successful business.
Louis Chenevert says that one of the things that excited him about the future of UTC was the fast-paced world of technology. He was always impressed by the number of new opportunities the latest technology could bring. He also advises that a new business leader should have a group that can speak openly when it comes to new things and catches potential problems quickly. These are the people that leaders should appreciate because it can save them trouble down the line on a new project. That is how to make a business stand out from the rest.
Louis Chenevert has always believed that the people who worked him are winners. That is one of the main reasons that he has been such a success over the years. Making bold and critical decisions can have a big payoff down the line.