Thread regarding GE Digital layoffs

On Our Leaders

GE has nurtured an undeserved reputation for 'honing leaders' - this is unsubstantiated smoke and mirrors from Welch's days. I have hired and promptly fired a handful of GE alumni (at Director/Sr Director level) over the last 13 years in healthcare digital roles. The challenge is these people do present well in interviews and fully leverage the (now exposed) GE 'brand' (six sigma and all): however, they fail at delivery & execution.

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I disagree. Leadership in Welch’s day was excellent. Immelt watered it down greatly. In my 2 decades at GE, I have watched great talent walk out the door only to be replaced by mediocre and inexperienced leaders.

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Post ID: @YwXf5Jf-3oaz

I have worked for Power Digital for the last 4 years and I can from outside. I was astonished with the quality of the leadership in general. There has been an internal struggle with Power vs Digital since the beginning with the hardware / engineers on the east coast thinking they know more than the software / developers on the west coast. Even now we are reverting back to an engineering position within the software group which will make several products fail guaranteed. Digital may have poor management but this is a systematic problem with GE.

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Post ID: @YwXf5Jf-2dgr

CK is a great Leader and has a proven track history of results!!

He has built a great organization!!

My directs has failed I gave them all the tools to succeed

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Post ID: @YwXf5Jf-nfv

“Leader” in big public company is just another word of dictator, or predator. Hardly any “leader” cares about company’s growth but their pocket growth.

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Post ID: @YwXf5Jf-pov

CK is the worse leader that I’ve ever worked for or been around. He creates division and has never been good at implementing anything in his short 2 years at GE. HS biggest mistake is leaving this guy in his position when the results simply were not there. Digital is a mess and it’s all over the nepotism brought in from T-Mobile.

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Post ID: @YwXf5Jf-lpz

So true. They wanted change by hiring external people and didn't like the story of change the new hires proposed. Anyone who has been at GE over 2 years is infected with marks of crotonville.

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