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Jeffrey Immelt and GE

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Based upon the information in attachments, answer for the following:

1. What attributes of good organizational leadership does Immelt display?
2. How is he changing the GE culture? What will be his hardest task?

References for attachments:

Brady, D. (2005). The Immelt revolution. Business Week, (3926), 64-73.

Pearce, J. A., & Robinson, R. B. (2011). Strategic management (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

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1. What attributes of good organizational leadership does Immelt display?

GE's CEO, Jeff Immelt displays great vision as the numerous examples in the case study demonstrate (Brady, 2005). Immelt also shows drive, passion, and demonstrates performance. His well articulated vision helps all of his managers understand that risk is not only acceptable but expected and helps to properly motivate his team to move the company forward (Brady, 2005).

Immelt is also known for being very principled and this is another key characteristic of a fundamentally sound leader. In addition to his ...

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Immelt is also known for being very principled and this is another key characteristic of a fundamentally sound leader. In addition to his principled approach, Immelt demonstrates motivation and perseverance, probably two of the most necessary characteristics that a successful leader must have in order to continue leading their organizations toward future successes (Pearce & Robinson, 2011).

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