Mike Petters

Episode 61: Nov. 17, 2016

Leading the Large Organization

Huntington Ingalls is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering, and management services to the nuclear energy, oil, and gas markets. For more than a century, Huntington Ingalls has built more ships in more classes than any other U.S. Naval shipbuilder. Before taking the lead in 2011, President and CEO Mike Petters was President of Northrop Grumman shipbuilding. Petters earned his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from William & Mary, and he joins us today to discuss how he approaches leadership and what it's like to lead 35,000 employees.

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Show Notes
  • What is the role of a CEO for a large company
  • How can diverse experience help leadership ability
  • Why enabling your employees to succeed should be a top priority
  • How to maintain leadership drive
  • The importance of proper time allocation
  • How to communicate to a large team
  • Why transparency in leadership is important
  • Understanding your team's strengths and weaknesses
  • How to strategize for future success
  • How to communicate with stakeholders
  • Where should aspiring leaders spend their energy and time

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