Tony Mathis is the Chief Executive Officer with GE Edison Works and Military Systems Operation.
Tony is an Air Force veteran officer with a flight test engineering background. He has over 25 years with General Electric and became the creator of the GE Edison Works business. He chose Courage as his topic.
- Learning to feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations is an act of courage.
- You only grow when you go outside of your comfort zone.
- Being intelligent is not enough. First, you should understand the context of the business you’re in, and then use your intellect to help shape the company's vision.
- “You really must be thoughtful about what you go after, how you go after it, and understand that a lot of our customers’ lives actually depend on what we do and how we do it.”
- “Being uncomfortable is just like any other muscle; the more you exercise that, the better you get at it.”
- My biggest fear is that I get so far away from customers, so far away from the product, that we're now making big decisions about running a business totally disconnected from the real world.”