The United Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut was once fortunate enough to employ businessman Louis Chenevert. This former Chairman and CEO wasn’t just wise, but he was also willing to serve in multiple positions that would prepare him for these roles early on.
This multinational conglomerate was a key player to the research and development of HVAC, aircraft engines, fire and security and more. Anything of significant value for safety or otherwise was being produced by United Technologies Corporation. The primary job for Louis Chenevert was to not only ensure that quality was at the forefront of it all, but he was also developing a strategic team to aid in the long-term mission and vision for the company.
Results focused, Louis had decided that operational talent was critical for the company, as well as putting small teams together to ensure that projects would be brought to fruition quickly. As a leader, it was his job to teach all those in management to ensure that their teams would have the tools and resources to complete any job that they had ahead of them.
There were many great joys that Louis experienced while working for the company, but one of the most important was the combination of speed of change and technology. Habits are another important aspect of work according to Louis Chenevert. This is because he believes that every habit is dependent upon the other habits you have. Creating good habits will continue to breed other good habits. He says that relentless focus in combination with relentless follow-up is critical for the best results.
Louis Chenevert always did his best regardless of where he was, but he also knows that internal politics can have a negative impact on your work and those that you work with. It’s important to keep your eyes on the prize and stay focused.