HII President and CEO Speaks at L.E.A.R.N. Event
Published January 5, 2021
On Dec. 9, L.E.A.R.N. partnered with Generational Integration Focus Team (GIFT) for the L.E.A.R.N. End of the Year Event with guest speaker Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters.
Petters shared an interview conducted by CNBC about Huntington Ingalls’ response to COVID-19. Petters said one of the things that he learned during the pandemic from a leadership standpoint is that posture – the attitude of leadership – matters a lot. He discussed how a change in posture allowed the company to go from less than 1,000 employees working remotely to 12,000 employees working remotely in a short period. He said the lesson is, “If you are doing things the same way you did them yesterday, then you are probably falling behind someone.”
“I’ve attended Mr. Petters’ L.E.A.R.N. events several times, and I always enjoy hearing him answer audience questions candidly. What makes this event so special is for an hour we get to see the company through his wide-angle lens, which may challenge our own perception,” said Stephen Schultz (T55).
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