Larry Bossidy, retired Chairman and CEO of Honeywell | #29

David Novak Podcast

Lawrence A. Bossidy is the retired Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International Inc., a global $40-billion advanced technology, controls and manufacturing company. Mr. Bossidy is the co-author of the best-selling book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and its sequel Confronting Reality: Master the New Model For Success. You won’t want to miss Mr. Bossidy’s wisdom and leadership insights on this episode of the oGoLead Leadership Podcast with David Novak.

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At one point, Larry worked for someone whom he didn’t have great chemistry with. He wondered whether he should leave the company.
Larry shares how you can know when it is time to leave a role: Are you satisfied with the people you work with? Can you accomplish your personal goals in your current organization. If the answer is yes, then stay. But if not, it might be time to look elsewhere.
(9:09-11:22)

Think of your current role. What would you answer to both of Larry’s questions?

Larry made a point to challenge his people. In meetings, he would ask everyone to give their viewpoint, especially those who didn’t often speak up. His most productive meetings were a result of pushing back. He sought to make people think about the organization’s issues and what to do about them. In the end, they always came up with the right answer.
(13:42-14:54)

Do you think it’s important for leaders to get everyone’s view?
In what ways would your organization benefit if your team committed more time to problem-solving?

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