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Westport Library: “HOT SEAT” with Jeff Immelt

Westport Library: “HOT SEAT” with Jeff Immelt

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April 22, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Jeff Immelt will discuss his book HOT SEAT: What I learned Leading a Great American Company with Steve Parrish. Immelt shares the hard-won lessons he learned during his sixteen years as the CEO of one of America's most iconic companies--General Electric.

This is a virtual event.

Beginning with Immelt's first Monday on the job—the day before September 11, 2001—HOT SEAT offers a rigorous and candid self-interrogation of Immelt's tenure, detailing for the first time, his proudest moments, missteps, and the lessons he learned battling one crisis after another as he led GE into the 21st century. HOT SEAT is a gripping story of American and global business over the past 20 years. It provides leaders with lessons and perspectives on how to handle crises and is a must-read playbook on how to lead with integrity in the face of uncertainty.

Jeff Immelt was the ninth Chairman of GE and served as CEO for sixteen years. He has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's. During his tenure as CEO, GE was named "America's Most Admired Company" by Fortune and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times. Immelt has received fifteen honorary degrees and numerous awards for business leadership and chaired the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness under the Obama administration. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a lecturer at Stanford University. Immelt earned a BA in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.

Steve Parrish is the founder of Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC specializing in crisis management, corporate social responsibility, public affairs and communications for senior executives of corporations, law firms, and nonprofit organizations.

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