* This is a compilation of quotes sourced from the internet
Walter James “Jim” McNerney Jr., (born August 22, 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a business executive who is the president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. He previously was the CEO of Boeing Defense, Security and Space until July 1, 2015.
On My Sports | My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned – the captain earns that role; it’s not because he’s the coach’s son. These are all things we know, but in today’s world, it’s not a bad idea to remind ourselves.
On The Key To Making Acquisitions | The key to making acquisitions is being ready because you really never know when the right big one is going to come along.
On Having A Great Dad | I was lucky to have a great dad.
On Growth | I start with people’s growth, my own growth included. I don’t start with the company’s strategy or products. I start with people’s growth because I believe that if the people who are running and participating in a company grow, then the company’s growth will in many respects take care of itself.
Principals I live By | There was no question that in our house doing well, doing it the right way, school, sports – there was an expectation. One of the things I’ve taken away from that is that I’m unafraid to expect a fair amount from people. It makes them so much better – you’re doing them a disservice if you don’t.