Leadership is not only about being the boss around but more about the impact that you can have on the organization you are leading. Louis Chenevert exemplifies the most admirable leadership skills as seen all through the corporations he has worked in. He is the immediate former president at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Before this he had spend about several years of his career as St. Therese Production general manager at GM. He attained in bachelors degree in production management at the University of Montreal. After working at general Motors, he later joined Pratt & Whitney business unit for six years before being elected the president of the unit in 1999.
One of the core values that Chenevert held dear is his belief in the power of technology. This is what he brought to the table when he took over at the helm of UTC. He ensured that the company developed by use of modern technology. What’s more, he also ensured that he had the right human resource in place that would help complement the technologies being used in order to spearhead growth. This saw the company, rapidly gain a competitive edge in the market. He always believed in working to ensure that he left the company much better than he found it and true to his word, the company was doing pretty well by the time he left.
Chenevert thrived at UTC, thanks to his forward thinking capabilities. He ensured that he picked up projects with a huge potential. Most of the projects he picked went on to post huge success and eventually propelling the company to the top. His believe in the human capital led to his inception of the Employees Scholar Program; an initiative that ensured any employee who sought further studies gets the right funding. This was an indication that he not only worked on the short term goals of the company but also looked at the long terms potential. Most of his values were inherited by his successor Gregory Hayes. Trough the acquisition of cutting edge technological tools, the company has gained a competitive edge that will last as long as Chenevert’s values are put to use.