In this episode of 12 O’Clock High, a podcast on business leadership, Richard Lummis and I continue to explore leadership lessons from GE. Today, we continue our exploration of the travails at GE, focusing on the mergers and acquisition strategy which led to the company’s problems. Some of the issues we consider are:

  • How should management view M&A opportunities?
  • What support should you provide a newly acquired entity?
  • How can you facilitate cultural integration?


How Jeffrey Immelt’s ‘Success Theater’ Masked the Rot at GE

GE: A Total Leadership Failure

GE’s Fall Has Been Accelerated by Two Problems. Most Other Big Companies Face Them, Too

HBR Idea Cast-Learning from GE’s Stumbles