054: Lorenzo Simonelli, CEO of Baker Hughes on Driving Change Through Uncertainty

Lessons from the C-Suite

All successful CEOs possess several critical skills and attributes. Chief among them is the ability to build a diverse team that complements the CEO’s capabilities and expertise and provides both support and challenge as needed. 

A CEO must be able to decisively manage ambiguity and constant change, while focusing on strategic clarity and communication.

For episode # 54 of my podcast series, The World Class Leaders Show, I was honored to interview Lorenzo Simonelli, the Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, an energy technology company which combines innovation, expertise and scale to provide solutions for energy industrial customers worldwide. 

Previously, Simonelli served as President and CEO of GE Transportation where, as one of the youngest division chiefs in GE History, he expanded and diversified GE Transportation by focusing on advanced technology manufacturing, intelligent control systems, and a diverse approach to new propulsion solutions.

By listening to this podcast episode, you will learn more about:

  1. Expanding C-Suite leadership beyond your own skills and expertise
  2. Evolving an organization to keep pace with change, addressing cultural change
  3. Managing communication effectively across diverse groups
  4. Critical attributes for a successful CEO

For more information regarding Lorenzo Simonelli and his work, you can visit the company web site https://www.bakerhughes.com/. You may also wish to reach out on Linkedin, at linkedin.com/in/lorenzo-simonelli.

If you’ve enjoyed this or other of my podcast episodes, please send me any comments via LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/andreapetrone, or via email at [email protected].

For more information on my work and access to other valuable resources, please visit the web site, at https://www.andreapetrone.com/.

Read the article related to this podcast: https://www.andreapetrone.com/lorenzo-simonelli-ceo-of-baker-hughes-on-driving-change-through-uncertainty-article/


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