- Posted by Dustin Hillis
- On July 1, 2020
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- career, overcome adversity, success, winning
Is it possible to succeed in the short term while investing in the long term? Former Honeywell CEO, David Cote, explains how you can have both in his new book, “Winning Now, Winning later.” With guest host and Southwestern Family of Companies CEO, Dustin Hillis, David Cote shares stories from his new book as well as lessons and principles that have helped him to advance quickly in his career and weather seasons of adversity while planting seeds for future growth.
“Life and Business are always about trying to achieve two seemingly conflicting things at the same time” – David Cote
“Advancement requires two things: Performance and Visibility.” – David Cote
“You have to think about three constituencies: Customers, Investors or Owners, and Your People. Of those three, Customers have to come first.” – David Cote
“Keep doing the seed planting” – David Cote
More About David Cote:
David M. Cote was formerly Chairman and CEO of industrial giant Honeywell and is currently Executive Chairman of Vertiv Holdings Co, a global data center products and services provider. During 16 years as CEO and/or Chairman of Honeywell, he grew the company’s market capitalization from around $20 billion to nearly $120 billion, delivering returns of 800 percent and beating the S&P by nearly two and a half times. Cote was named CEO of the Year by Chief Executive Magazine in 2013 and was recognized as one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s for five straight years (2013-2017). Cote was a Class B director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to represent the interests of the public from 2014 to 2018. In 2010, Cote was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dustin Hillis, CEO of Southwestern Family of Companies, and Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting. As a record setting salesman, entrepreneur, and CEO of a multi-business company, Dustin has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!