Angela Shoemaker for The New York Times: A G.E. production line in Louisville, Ky., for a new hybrid water heater.

“At G.E., our approach to risk is integrated into our talent management process: we evaluate employees not only on their accomplishments, but on their ability to reflect the company’s guiding principles,” said Susan Peters, Vice president, executive development, and chief learning officer at General Electric. “These principles are broadly defined as external focus, which involves collaborating with customers, governments, regulators, community groups and others; inclusiveness, which recognizes that humility and diversity are essential to building a great team; clear thinking, which requires agility, decisiveness and strategic commitment; expertise, which indicates both a deep knowledge base and a passion to develop others; and imagination and courage.”

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