Louis R. Chênevert shared his ideas, motivations, and advice in an interview with Ideamensch. Having retired in 2014, Chênevert is the former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation, an aircraft manufacturing company.

Ideamensch asks Chênevert where the idea of United Technologies Corporation came from. Chênevert’s mission was to fully understand the customer’s needs and deliver the highest quality of products. Through collaborations of experts, executives, and acquisitions that strengthen his portfolio. Chênevert’s approach of collaboration based on a passionate mission led to the company’s numerous successes.

Chênevert brings his ideas of life by focusing on setting up small groups and leadership teams with the funds, tools, and autonomy to brainstorm and produce products that change the game. A trend that excites Chênevert is the rapid advancement of technology. Through innovative and ever-evolving technology provides opportunities for growth and learning.

Chênevert believes that his successful habits are all connected. Being detail-oriented, following up, focused, optimistic, and passionate are a few habits he names that have played definitive roles in his success as an entrepreneur. Chênevert shared that if he were able to start over and do things differently that he’d keep a closer eye to internal politics. By being more aware of the internal politics he would not tolerate people who do not have the same agenda and hinder success and extraordinary results. On the contrary, Chênevert recommends focusing on putting together the right team to achieve your results. Having a dream allows for inspiration, overcoming obstacles, and appreciation that ultimately leads to success.

Chênevert lastly shares the strategy that repeatedly leads to success. He advises extreme focus on your work and the end goal, taking the time for breaks, overcoming obstacles through eliminating roadblocks, and nothing just outside of the box, but to think big. Through celebration and support, a positive energy and environment of winners is made.

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