Quotes From James McNerney | Chairman Of Special Programs Committee

* 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.

james_mcnerneyOn 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.

120926044927-jim-mcnerney-tablet-largePrincipals 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.