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Driven by market demands for continually improving short-term profits, many businesses sacrifice long-term growth in favor of bolstering their quarterly numbers. But it doesn’t have to be that way, argues David Cote, former CEO of the Honeywell multinational conglomerate. Drawing on his experience of turning Honeywell from a failing $20 billion business into a thriving $120 billion enterprise, he challenges leaders to embed strategic thinking into their everyday decision-making and create a culture that will allow their organization to grow successfully, continuously and sustainably while still delivering short-term results.
About the Author
Former chairman and CEO of Honeywell David M. Cote is executive chairman of Vertiv Holdings Co., a member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, and a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Conference of Montreal. Barron’s ranked him among the World’s Best CEOs for five years.