Bill Conaty, Former Sr. Vice President of HR at GE | #55

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Bill Conaty, former Senior Vice President of Human Resources at General Electric. Bill served alongside leaders like Jack Welch and Larry Bossidy and was responsible for developing the legendary HR practices that made GE one of the most admired companies in the world. Bill is recognized as a world leader in the area of human resources. He is the author of “The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers”. He is a currently a senior advisory partner at Clayton, Dubilier and Rice. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Bryant University and has served on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. As a world leader in human resources, Bill is a highly sought-after speaker and featured guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

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According to Bill, it’s good to give constructive feedback daily. Don’t wait for the annual appraisal. Giving people feedback allows them to know where they stand. It also builds candor and trust.
(39:30-42:25)

How can you incorporate more feedback into your leadership style?
What is one thing you need to improve on?

Bill recommends using differentiation when recognizing people. Treating everyone the same creates mediocrity.
(38:05-39:01)

How are you rewarding your best people?

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